‘Bad’ Exercises: Are Upright Rows Dangerous? BodybuildingExercisesFitness ModelsGym RatTraining MethodsWeight loss by admin - 18th March 202318th March 20230 With few exceptions, there are no such things as “bad” exercises – only improperly performed exercises. Q: I was told by the trainer in my gym that I shouldn’t do upright rows. He said they are dangerous because they put excessive pressure on the shoulder joint. Any truth to this? A: None whatsoever.