Originally Posted by blackdove
It's the one-arm dumbbell row for the back for me. Upright rows hurt my shoulders so I avoid them entirely.
You could try dumbbells for the upright rows and only come up as far as the nipple so that the uppe arm is at 90 degrees and parallel to the floor, that should target the delt well and stop any wrist or shoulder problems.
The traps become more involved after the bar/db has gone above the nipple area, but i prefer shrugs to hit the traps.
i have never heard of the upright row being used as a back exercise though tbh