Cable Front Raise

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Shoulders
Secondary Muscle(s) None
Equipment Cable
Emphasis Isolation
Type Pull

Cable Front Raise Instructions

  1. Have access to either a straight bar or two handles attached to a cable machine. The pulley must be set on the lowest possible setting.
  2. Face away from the machine and stand grabbing the handles/bar with palms down.
  3. Feet positioned in an athletic stance slightly outside shoulder-width. Your knees are slightly bent and toes pointed straight ahead. 
  4. Your core is braced and engaged with your shoulders pinned back.
  5. Hold the handles/bar just just off of your thighs. 
  6. Using your delts, Raise the handles/bar up slowly to shoulder height with your arms slightly bent.
  7. After a brief pause, slowly lower to the starting position.


  1. Use a lighter weight for this exercise as the focus of it is really on isolating the delts.
  2. Don't shortcut the exercise, perform through a full range-of-motion.
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