My name is Dana Sanders, former NFL running back turned fitness trainer. We are here today in Seattle, Washington at beautiful Alki Point with LIVESTRONG.com. Alright today's question, how do you work your upper back with barbells? Well usually what I do with a barbell is I have this exercise I call the straight arm raise. And I'll do, I'll take you know about 20 percent of my body weight and you take the bar you put it right in front of your thighs. You are just going to bring it up raise it a couple of times just to see how it feels for you. But you are going to adjust the weight based on your own strength. With me I go 20 percent. Some people it may only be 10 percent. Another thing we can do are bent over rows with the barbells. Actually take the bar and you are just going to pull it. And this also works your upper back. But what I like to do dumbbells. Another exercise you can do is also a bench row. Where actually you are going to put your hand on the bench. You are going to have one weight in this hand. And again use 15, 20 pounds I mean 20 percent of your body weight. Whatever works for you. And you are just going to row it. And what you want to do is pull this up, keep it straight and just pull your arm as far as you can. And again you are trying to squeeze that shoulder blade. And then you switch hands. One hand on the bench next hand you are pulling. Same thing. And these are just some of the tips that I use for working my upper back with barbells and dumbbells. And my name is Dana Sanders with LIVESTRONG.com. And remember happiness is a choice so choose to be happy and live strong.