Join Gary Allegretto for an exercise that focuses on strengthening and sculpting the back while also working your arms.
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The Upright Row Exercise Hi I'm Gary Allegretto from Los Angeles, California and I'm going to show you the Upright Row with hip extension. Start out with a bar with your hands held, I guess less than shoulder width. Shoulders back, head up, chest out, slowly lifting the weight close to your body and never letting your elbows get below your wrists. Stop about mid chest and then bring it down slowly. You’re breathing out as you come up on this exercise, and in as you go down. Keep your elbows above your wrist, that’s because of the shoulder problems. It is problematic for your shoulders if it’s done wrong. You want to keep your body-- with all lifting you want to keep the weight close to your body. Upright Rows are great exercise for your trapezoids, that’s these muscles here behind your back, and also your rare deltoid, this muscle right here. Okay, and again, up to your mid chest. Don’t be bringing the bar up here and especially above, when your wrist are above your elbows. This is a really tough exercise in the shoulders if it’s done improperly. Training people can give them, not only better appearance but to give them self-esteem. It can give them confidence, better productivity in what they do everyday and self respect. And to me, given somebody’s self respect, well there’s no greater gift. If you want to do about 12 repetitions and say, three or four sets of this exercise. And that’s it for me. I'm Gary Allegretto, see you next time for Studio for Fitness.

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