Stand with knees slightly bent and feet no more than shoulder width apart. Keeping back straight, bend slightly forward from the hips. Slightly squeeze together (retract) shoulder blades. Hold dumbbells in front of body. In a controlled motion, lift weight up drawing dumbbells toward shoulders. While maintaining the controlled motion, return to starting position. Do not allow muscles to relax before next repetition.
Here are a few suggested alternative exercises:Ball Band Upright RowBand Upright RowBarbell ShrugsBarbell Upright RowDumbbell Upright Row