- Set up for the barbell front raise by loading a straight bar or EZ bar with the weight you want to use.
- Grasp the bar with an overhand grip (palms facing down) with your hands around shoulder width apart.
- Stand up straight up and let the barbell rest on your thighs.
- Straighten your back, tense your mid section and pull your shoulders back, taking the weight off your thighs and holding it about 5 inches from your body. This is the starting position for the exercise.
- Keeping your arms straight slowly raise the barbell up to shoulder height.
- Pause, and then slowly lower the barbell back to the starting position.
- Repeat for desired reps.
- This is an isolation exercise so it's important that you focus on strict technique to isolate the front deltoids.
- Don't let the barbell touch your body during the set, and don't raise the barbell above shoulder height.
- Keep the rep timing slow, and lower the weight slowly.
- And finally, keep your mid section tight and your back straight. Don't swing to assist moving the weight up.