I used to have shoulder pain from upright rows and never went heavier than 95 lbs. (also due to hand fatigue).
A few months ago a read an article that suggested to keep a slight forward lean on upright rows. The idea was to keep the line of motion farther out from your torso and therefore spare your rotator cuffs.
I gave it a try and it worked! I started using wrist straps so my grip wouldn’t give out and eventually worked up to 135 for eight fairly strict reps.
I made some good size gains on my traps, rear delts and forearms.
I fell in love with this exercise, but have recently had alot of wrist and lower palm pain in my left hand (left only for some reason). I notice it goes away once I stop doing them, but comes back immediately when I resume.
I have heard of really strong guys going up to 405 on these (UFC’s Tank Abbott). How many of you guys do these? And do you have pain in the hands and wrists?
Any suggestions on how to overcome it?
Thanks in advance.