How to do a Barbell Front Raise

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About Barbell Front Raise

Sets Logged
213,394
Popularity Rank
335th
Difficulty
Intermediate
Shoulders Strength
88 mSCORE 33rd
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

Primarily focusing on the anterior deltoids, the Barbell Front Raise is an isolation exercise that enhances shoulder strength and muscular endurance. Performing this movement with a barbell ensures a balanced development of the shoulder muscles, contributing to overall shoulder health and aesthetic.

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and a slight bend in your knees.
  2. Grasp a barbell in both hands, roughly shoulder width apart or slightly wider, such that your palms are facing you. Maintain a slight bend in your elbows.
  3. Engage your shoulder to raise the barbell in an arc up and away from you.
  4. Hold this position for a moment once the bar is roughly level with your shoulders.
  5. Slowly allow the barbell to descend back into the starting position.
  6. Maintain good posture by keeping your core engaged, your shoulders back and your chest up.
  7. You should feel this exercise in your shoulders.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    22.5
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    30
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    30
    lbs
    40
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    35
    lbs
    45
    lbs

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