Lying Barbell Raise

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

Lying Barbell Raise Instructions

  1. Lay back down on the floor with a barbell resting on your thighs and and holding it with an overhand grip about shoulder width apart.
  2. Activating your delts, raise the barbell in a semi-circle motion slowly until it is directly positioned above you.
  3. Bring the bar to the starting position in a slow, controlled manner.


  1. Use a lighter weight for this movement. It is meant to activate the delts.
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