Weighted Front Raise

Weighted Front Raise


This exercise involves lifting a weight in front of the body with straight arms, targeting the front deltoid muscles. It can be performed with dumbbells or a barbell and is commonly used in upper body strength training routines.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Weighted Front Raise Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing your thighs.
  2. Engage your core and keep your back straight.
  3. Slowly lift the dumbbells up in front of your body until they reach shoulder height.
  4. Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then slowly lower the dumbbells back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Weighted Front Raise Form & Visual

Weighted Front Raise

Weighted Front Raise Benefits

  • Targets the anterior deltoid muscle, which is responsible for lifting the arm in front of the body
  • Improves shoulder strength and stability
  • Helps to prevent shoulder injuries
  • Can be performed with a variety of weights and equipment, making it adaptable to different fitness levels and goals
  • Can be easily incorporated into a full-body workout or upper body workout routine

Weighted Front Raise Muscles Worked

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

Weighted Front Raise Variations & Alternatives