Barbell Seated Front Raise

Barbell Seated Front Raise


This exercise involves sitting on a bench with a barbell in front of you and lifting it straight up to shoulder height, targeting the front deltoids. It is a great exercise for building shoulder strength and definition.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Barbell Seated Front Raise Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on a bench with your feet flat on the ground and your back straight.
  2. Hold a barbell with an overhand grip, hands shoulder-width apart, and rest it on your thighs.
  3. Slowly raise the barbell up to shoulder height, keeping your arms straight and your elbows slightly bent.
  4. Hold the position for a second, then slowly lower the barbell back down to your thighs.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Barbell Seated Front Raise Form & Visual

Barbell Seated Front Raise

Barbell Seated 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 modified to target different areas of the shoulder by adjusting grip or range of motion
  • Assists in improving posture and reducing risk of shoulder injuries

Barbell Seated Front Raise Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids (anterior)
  • Triceps
  • Upper pectoralis major

Barbell Seated Front Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Dumbbell Seated Front Raise
  • Cable Seated Front Raise
  • Plate Seated Front Raise
  • Barbell Standing Front Raise
  • Dumbbell Standing Front Raise
  • Cable Standing Front Raise
  • Plate Standing Front Raise