Targeting your traps and deltoids, the barbell upright row is an important shoulder strengthening exercise.
1.) Start off standing up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.
2.) Grab the barbell with an overhand grip ( your palms facing towards you).
3.) Once you have a grip, raise the bar up towards your chin, elevating and contracting from your shoulders and traps, until it is about collar bone level.
4.) As soon as you reach the top position, hold for a count then slowly lower the bar back to the starting position.