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Barbell front shoulder raises


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Major muscles used

  • Deltoids - Front shoulders
  • Trapezius

Performing barbell front shoulder raises

  • Stand upright and hold a light barbell leaning on your thighs, with palms facing your body and elbows slightly bent.
  • Your shoulders should be back, chest out and back straight with a slight forward lean.
  • Your feet should be about hip-width apart.
  • Raise the barbell upwards until it is a little higher than shoulder level, keeping your palms facing down and your elbows slightly bent. Hold for a brief second while flexing your shoulder muscles.
  • Return to the starting position in a slow, controlled manner.

Be careful

  • Don't swing your arms upward in attempt to gain momentum.
  • Don't let your arms drop from the shoulder level position. Resist the weight and lower your arm slowly.

Alternative exercises to barbell front shoulder raises

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