Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Seated Dumbbell Row

The Dumbbell Row exercise is one of the best exercises for developing your shoulders and traps.


  • Start by sitting in a chair, with your back straight, feet stable on the floor.
  • Hold two dumbbells with an overhand grip (palms facing down) and place them on your thighs.
  • While keeping your back straight, lift the dumbbells straight up in front of your chest, to just below chin level.


  • Focus on keeping your elbows higher than your forearms as pictured in the image below.

seated shoulder lift 2

  • Keep them as close to your body as possible. Pause, and then slowly lower the dumbbells back down to the front of your thigh area, and repeat for desired reps.
  • Aim for 3 sets x 10–12 reps.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

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Instructional provided by: womenshealthandfitness.com.au/fitness/workouts/1351-dumbbell-upright-rows/

Main image provided by: https://www.fitsociety.nl/fitness-oefeningen/dumbbell-upright-row/

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