Cable Forward Raise

Cable Forward Raise


This exercise involves holding a cable with both hands and raising it forward, keeping the arms straight and shoulder height. It primarily targets the front deltoids and can be done standing or seated.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Forward Raise Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a cable in each hand with your palms facing down.
  2. Bring your arms forward and up until they are parallel to the ground, keeping your elbows slightly bent.
  3. Hold for a second, then slowly lower your arms back down to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Forward Raise Form & Visual

Cable Forward Raise

Cable Forward Raise Benefits

  • Targets the anterior deltoid muscle, which is responsible for shoulder flexion and abduction
  • Helps to improve shoulder stability and mobility
  • Can be performed with varying resistance levels to challenge the muscles and promote strength gains
  • Allows for a controlled and isolated movement, reducing the risk of injury
  • Can be easily modified to target different areas of the shoulder and upper body

Cable Forward Raise Muscles Worked

  • Anterior deltoid
  • Lateral deltoid
  • Supraspinatus

Cable Forward Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Dumbbell Forward Raise
  • Resistance Band Forward Raise
  • Plate Forward Raise
  • Barbell Forward Raise
  • Single Arm Cable Forward Raise