How to do a Cable Front Raise

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About Cable Front Raise

Sets Logged
145,059
Popularity Rank
293rd
Difficulty
Beginner
Shoulders Strength
86 mSCORE 50th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Cable Front Raise is an isolation exercise that primarily targets the anterior deltoids, offering a more consistent resistance throughout the movement than free weights. The use of a cable machine ensures tension is maintained on the shoulders, promoting better muscle activation and growth. This variation is key for developing shoulder definition and strength, with the added benefit of engaging the core for stability throughout the exercise.

  1. Lock the cable machine’s pulley into its lowest rung and attach a bar to the cable machine.
  2. Stand with your back to the cable machine, with the cable and bar between your legs.
  3. Position your feet close to shoulder-width apart and bend your knees slightly.
  4. Grasp the bar with an overhand grip and bring it to your hips so that there’s tension in the cable.
  5. Keep proper form by engaging your core, straightening your back, and gazing forward.
  6. Keep your arms straight with a slight bend at the elbows, and pull your shoulders blades back as you raise the bar in an upward arc to just about eye level by engaging your shoulders.
  7. Maintain tension in your shoulders as you hold this position at the top of the movement for a moment.
  8. Return to the starting position with control.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    12.5
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    15
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    15
    lbs
    20
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    15
    lbs
    20
    lbs

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