Lying Cable Front Raise Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Cable
  • Isolation
  • Pull
  • Intermediate
  • None
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Shoulders Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Lying Cable Front Raise Instructions

  1. Attach a straight bar to a low pulley cable and set the appropriate weight on the stack.
  2. Grab the bar with an overhand grip at around shoulder width apart. Facing the cable, bring the weight off the stack as you lay flat on your back.
  3. You can press your feet against the cable machine to aid in stability. Dependent on the length of your legs, you can place a block in front of the machine for stability.
  4. Hold the bar down near your waste with your arms extended and a slight bend in the elbows. This is the starting position.
  5. Keeping your arms extended and your elbows slightly bent,  slowly raise the bar up until it is almost straight above your head.
  6. Pause, and then slowly lower the weight back to the starting position.
  7. Repeat for desired reps.

Exercise Tips:

  1. This is an isolation exercise so it's important that you focus on strict technique to isolate the front deltoids.
  2. Don't let the bar touch your body during the set.
  3. Keep the rep timing slow, and lower the weight slowly.
  4. Keep your mid section tight and your back straight. Don't swing to assist moving the weight up.
  5. Keep your head flat on the ground and look straight up at the ceiling during the movement.