Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredCable
  • MechanicsCompound
  • Force TypePull (Bilateral)
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
    Traps, Upper Back
Target Muscle Group


Shoulders Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Cable Front Raise (Bilateral) Overview

The cable front raise is a variation of the front raise and an exercise used to build the muscles of the shoulders.

Utilizing the cable pulley machine is useful in that it provides constant tension on the target muscle group as you move the weight through the range of motion.

The exercise targets the front deltoid, which does get a significant amount of work in your pressing movements. That said, working on your front deltoids can lead to a fuller shoulder look and broader upper body.

Cable Front Raise (Bilateral) Instructions

  1. Assume a shoulder width stance with the cable running between your legs and grasp the handle with both hands using a pronated grip.
  2. Inhale, brace your abs, and raise the arms vertically while keeping the elbows slightly bent.
  3. Once the arms are parallel with the floor, slowly lower the handle back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Front Raise (Bilateral) Tips

  1. Don’t lean back as you raise the arms, keep the motion under control and don’t rely on momentum.
  2. If you experience pain at the shoulder while performing the movement, use a neutral grip and keep your thumb pointing at the ceiling.
  3. Try not to bounce at the top of the movement, allow the shoulders to flex and then lower slowly.
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