Barbell Front Raise

How to Perform Barbell Front Raise

  • Keep a barbell in your straight arms in the front of your body.
  • Controlling the lift, move the barbell in straight arms till the barbell is at shoulder-height.
  • In reverse, lower the bar by adjusting the weight.


Barbell Front Raise is an activity in which it’s easy to pick the wrong weight. heavy. Try to stick to the lighter side and try to maintain a precise method that is focused on making great contact with your lower delts.

It is very likely in favor of the fact that the front deltoids are a weak portion of the shoulder. This is because in chest exercises and variants of overhead pressing the front delts get heavily active. But, the majority of people aren’t likely to be at the point of having developed front delts. Therefore this is why we have the front raise of the barbell.

Nowadays, many fitness enthusiasts perform these exercises with dumbbells, and that’s an excellent option as well. Barbells are a great way to load a muscle up to the maximum while reducing the urge to apply excessive momentum.

In this Exercise:

  • Target Muscle Group: Deltoid anterior
  • Type Strength and Hypertrophy
  • Mechanics Isolation
  • Equipment: Barbell
  • Difficulty Beginning

Muscles Worked

This is pretty obvious since the moment you’ve had any experience in training you’d be aware that front raises focus on the front or the anterior shoulders’ head. If you’re unfamiliar with how the body of the shoulder, however, there are three heads, which include the anterior, the and lateral (side), and the posterior (rear) heads.

There are three other bones that comprise the shoulder structure that include the scapula (shoulder blade) as well as the clavicle (collarbone) and the humerus (upper arm bone). The shoulder has four joints that make up the shoulder. The shoulder joint glenohumeral is likely to be the one you’ve heard about the most.

It assists in the function of the shoulders as a socket and ball joint that is stabilized by the rotator-cuff. It is also attached to the tendon that connects the biceps as well as the triceps brachii. These muscles play an important part in the many actions that occur in the shoulder.

Together, the head of the shoulders serve as the main mover in an abduction (away towards the middle line of your body) and laterally towards the body. They also help prevent the head from dislocating the head while carrying objects that the arm is placed against the body.

Here are the major muscles used during the front raise of the barbell…

Deltoid Anterior

The anterior deltoid is situated at the side of the arm, above the biceps. it is located next to the fibers that are later in the pectoralis main. The anterior fibers collaborate in conjunction with the pectoralis main to stretch the shoulder. They also work with the pecs, subscapularis, and lats to medially turn the humerus.

Deltoid Lateral

The intermediate fibers are used to abduct the shoulders while they are internally rotated. They also aid in transverse abduction of the shoulder in the event that the arm is rotated externally.

the Pectoralis Major Clavicular Head

Pectoralis Major clavicular head bends and extends the arm’s humerus (extended arm).

Serratus Anterior

The serratus anterior can be found on the upper ribs, which are eight or nine. It helps to to move the scapula (shoulder blade) upwards and forwards and up, thereby aiding in movements that lift the arms above the head.

Common Mistakes To Avoid

Lifting the shoulders above the head

The higher the level, the better. This will provide no additional stimulus to your front delt however it will increase the chance of injury for the sensitive shoulder joint.

Utilizing a weight that is heavy

Examine your self-esteem (for this exercise, and for all other exercises). The front part of your shoulder an extremely small muscle that weights of light will provide enough tension and lower the risk of injuries.

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