If you insist on doing them, try what Ratcat mentioned, dumbbells. Another good alternative would be on a cable machine with a rope attachment since this allows a very natural range of motion. Or you can do an upright row with bands and the tension will increase as you pull making it pretty effective as well. I personally would ditch the barbell version.
James 1:16-17 ESV
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights
With God's help...Mens sana in corpore sano