Lying Cable Upright Rows

Muscle Group: Shoulders

Lying Cable Upright Rows develop the trapezius and side delts. Lying Cable Upright Rows are similar to upright rows except for this variation completely eliminates cheating and provides constant tension. For example, many lifters tend to transfer the stress of the exercise onto the back at the top of the range of motion. You cannot do this with lying cable rows.

Go over to the seated cable row machine and attach a straight or curved bar to the cable extension. Grab the cable with an overhand grip and position yourself as if you were going to do seated cable rows.

Straighten your body out and lie all the way back.

Now with the cable fully extended, row the weight up as you would an upright row. Hold for a peak contraction, then lower it feeling a complete stretch in your delts and traps. Remember to squeeze as hard as you can at the top and hold it for a second or two.

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