Front Raise

How to Front Raise: Top 5 Tips

The Front Raise can be performed with many pieces of equipment - all of which can be used as a great way to increase the strength and size through the shoulders. Specifically hitting the anterior and lateral parts of the deltoid.

Purpose of the movement:

The Front Raise is an isolation exercise specifically targeting the Deltoids.

Muscles involved:

The primary muscles involved for this movement:

  • Deltoid

    Equipment needed:

    To perform the Front Raise exercise the equipment you will need:

    • Dumbbells
    • can also be performed with a barbell, cable machine, weight plate or kettle bell

    Step by Step guide:

    Follow our step by step guide to master the Front Raise:

    1. Holding the dumbbells in front of the body at waist height, palms facing towards the body
    2. Lift the weight straight up in front of the body, keeping the palms facing down and a slight bend in the elbow
    3. Lift until arms are parallel to the floor just below eye level
    4. Pause briefly at the top position
    5. Control the weight back to the starting position

    Top 5 Tips:

    1. Avoid swinging as you get fatigued
    2. Keep palms facing down, and maintain the slight elbow bend.
    3. Pause briefly at the top
    4. Breathe out when weight is going up, and then out on way down
    5. For an extra burn, try and lower the weight down as slow as possible


    The Front Raise can be a great addition to your shoulder workout, it will certainly help to build some big delts. Just make sure you don't sway your hips as you get fatigued.

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