Barbell front shoulder raises
COURTESY OF GLOBAL FITNESS
Major muscles used
- Deltoids - Front shoulders
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.
- 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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