How to do a Handle Band Forward Raise

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About Handle Band Forward Raise

Sets Logged
212,406
Popularity Rank
586th
Difficulty
Beginner
Shoulders Strength
87 mSCORE 45th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Handle Band Forward Raise is a variation on the more standard Front Raise. Similar to the Front Raise, this is an isolation exercise that primarily targets your shoulders. The use of a handle band allows for increasing resistance as you progress through the movement. In addition it can help prevent cheating by swaying or utilizing your lower body to help raise the weight.

  1. Stand upright with your feet hip width apart and a resistance band underneath the middle of both feet holding the handles with an overhand grip next to your hips.
  2. Raise the resistance band handles in a forward circular motion just above your head keeping your arms extended.
  3. Return to the starting position.

Common Mistakes

  • Varying Tension with Bands

    Resistance increases as you stretch a band. Make sure you’re using a band that allows you to move through your full range of motion. The resistance may feel too light during parts of the movement.

  • Limit Range of Motion

    Raising the weight too high can increase your risk of injury, and isn’t particularly beneficial for these exercises. Limit your range of motion to around shoulder height. If you’re looking to make the exercise more challenging consider pausing for a moment at the top of the movement.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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    1 Set Max
    10
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    reps
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    10
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    12
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