Seated Barbell Raise
Seated Barbell Raise Instructions
- Straddle the end of a flat bench.
- Hold a barbell in front of you with it hanging off the bench.
- Grab a barbell with an overhand grip about shoulder-width apart.
- Assume a strong lifting position: core and glutes activated, shoulders pinned back, chest up, and eyes fixed ahead.
- Using your delts, slowly raise the bar up to shoulder height while keeping your arms extended (elbows are slightly bent).
- Raise the bar in a semi-circular path, not vertically.
- Your arms are a lever for your delts. Don't use momentum or other musculature to complete the exercise.
- Don't shrug your shoulders, keep your strong posture.
- After a quick pause, lower the barbell in a controlled fashion.
- Same semi-circular path as the ascent.
- Refrain from raising the bar above shoulder height.
- Focus on activating your delts to accomplish.
- Maintain strong posture throughout the movement, do not let your shoulders slump forward or traps elevate.