Barbell Front Raise

Barbell Front Raise


This exercise involves holding a barbell in front of your body with your arms straight and lifting it up to shoulder height. It primarily targets the front deltoids and can be done standing or seated.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Barbell Front Raise Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a barbell with an overhand grip, hands shoulder-width apart.
  2. Hold the barbell at waist level with your arms fully extended.
  3. Slowly lift the barbell up to shoulder level, keeping your arms straight and your elbows slightly bent.
  4. Hold the barbell at shoulder level for a few seconds, then slowly lower it back down to waist level.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Barbell Front Raise Form & Visual

Barbell Front Raise

Barbell Front Raise Benefits

  • Targets the anterior deltoids, or front shoulder muscles
  • Improves shoulder strength and stability
  • Helps to develop a more defined and sculpted shoulder appearance
  • Can be performed with a variety of weights and rep ranges to suit individual fitness goals
  • Can be easily modified to target different areas of the shoulder by adjusting grip width or angle of movement

Barbell Front Raise Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids (anterior)
  • Triceps (long head)
  • Upper pectoralis major

Barbell Front Raise Variations & Alternatives