Dumbbell Upright Trapezius Row

How to do the Dumbbell Upright Trapezius Row

To perform the neck exercise: Dumbbell upright row grab a pair of dumbbells with your palms facing you and bring your arms upwards as close to your body as you can. Now make sure that you only go until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Slowly return the weights to the starting position. Rinse and repeat.

Dumbbell Upright Row Spotter Information:

Stand in front of the participant to make sure they are performing the exercise properly.

Upright Row Cautions

If your shoulders click or hurt during this exercise discontinue immediately and see a physiotherapist.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Trapezius
  • Neck
  • Dumbbell
  • Freeweight
  • Upper Body
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Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
27.2 lbs10.9 36 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 27.2 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 14 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Dumbbell Upright Trapezius Row

Purpose Type Level
Muscular Definition Beginner
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Tracking Your Weights

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