Kettlebell Upright Row

Kettlebell Upright Row


This exercise involves holding a kettlebell with both hands and lifting it up towards the chest, keeping the elbows high and close to the body. It primarily targets the shoulders and upper back muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Kettlebell Upright Row Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a kettlebell in front of your thighs with both hands, palms facing your body.
  2. Engage your core and keep your back straight as you lift the kettlebell straight up towards your chin, keeping it close to your body.
  3. Pause at the top of the movement, then slowly lower the kettlebell back down to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Kettlebell Upright Row Form & Visual

Kettlebell Upright Row

Kettlebell Upright Row Benefits

  • Targets the shoulders, upper back, and biceps
  • Improves posture and upper body strength
  • Engages the core muscles for stability and balance
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals
  • Can be done with minimal equipment and space

Kettlebell Upright Row Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboids
  • Biceps
  • Forearms

Kettlebell Upright Row Variations & Alternatives