Man doing banded upright rows exercise with the assistance of a clinician

Banded upright rows are a great exercise for the upper back and shoulder. It will be a great addition to an upper body workout routine or as part of a rehabilitation program after a shoulder injury or surgery. 


Benefits of banded upright rows

Banded upright rows target the upper back and shoulders. They work the deltoids, teres major and minor, deltoids, infraspinatus, and trapezius - muscle groups that are essential in supporting your thoracic spine and shoulder movement. 

Adding this exercise to your fitness or rehabilitation routine is easy since it only requires a resistance band.  


How to do banded upright rows 

  1. Loop the band under your feet and grab an end in each hand. There should be tension in the band before you start your set. If there’s not, you may need to grip lower down on the band or spread your feet further apart.
  2. Stand up straight and look forward. Do not round or arch your back.
  3. As you go through the exercise, your hands should remain at around shoulder width apart. 
  4. Bend your elbows and pull your hands straight up to your shoulders, keeping them close to your body as you go. Your palms should always face the floor.
  5. Extend your arms back to the starting position.
  6. Repeat 10-15 reps in 2-3 sets.


Support your banded rows!

Exercise is vital for recovering from injury or surgery. However, your joints often require a bit of extra protection. Here, we’d recommend the EpiTrain Elbow Brace or OmoTrain Shoulder Brace, depending on where the damage is.

  • Compression knit fabric activates the muscle to support the joint 
  • It works with the braces’ massage pads to relieve pain
  • Compression also boosts circulation and reduces swelling 

More information

If you require assistance selecting the right product for your needs or wearing the brace, call us on 1300 668 466 or contact us via live chat.

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Bauerfeind was founded in 1929, and since then, we've worked tirelessly to develop and improve our extensive range of braces, insoles, and compression products. Our mission is to provide you with top-of-the-line supports so you can reach your fitness goals or live life without pain holding you back.

Every product is produced entirely in our facilities in Germany with the guidance of doctors, clinics, and orthopaedic technicians.

This information is provided for general information purposes and should not be relied on as a substitute for medical advice, evaluation or care from a qualified and licensed healthcare provider. The information contained here should not be considered a plan of care or physical therapy.

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