Barbell Upright Rows

Barbell Upright Rows: We all want a perfect bigger Shoulder and Traps. Well, most of us do. They look great in a fitted white t-shirt, look even better out of them, and help compliment a well-defined torso. Yes, some people will say exercising your Shoulder and Traps in isolation is stupid. We understand, but some days we just long for the pump. And you know what? There’s no shame in that.


Barbell Upright Rows

Level: Intermediate
Equipment Required: Barbell


Video Tutorial:



  • Stand with your feet slightly spread. Keep your back straight. Take an overhand grip on the bar with your hands palm-width apart or a little more.
  • Inhale and pull the barbell straight upward until it contacts your chin.
  • Lift your elbows as high as possible at the top point of the movement.
  • Exhale and slowly lower the barbell back to the starting point.


Get Bigger Traps

So rather than beat around the bush, let’s get straight to it. If you want to build bigger Traps, these 10 exercises will help get you there. Perform them properly, and it won’t just be your Traps that start to bulge, your overall health will see an improvement, too.

So there you have it: bulging Traps can actually improve your health. So tell that to the next person who smirks at you when they see you on your third set of curls.

What are Traps?

The trapezius muscle is a postural and active movement muscle, used to tilt and turn the head and neck, shrug, steady the shoulders, and twist the arms. The trapezius elevates, depresses, rotates, and retracts the scapula, or shoulder blade.