Smith Machine Upright Row

The Smith machine upright row increases strength and muscle growth in the shoulder and upper back region. The range of motion of the Smith machine assists beginners with learning the movement pattern.


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    Set the bar in the Smith machine slightly above knee height and grip the bar using a double-overhand grip. Make sure your palms are facing towards you and your hands are spaced about six inches apart.
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    Raise the bar to chest height, pause, and then slowly lower the weight back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid using momentum to lift the bar. Instead, focus on deriving power from the upper body.