Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredOther
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypePull
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Shoulders Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Overhead Front Raise (with Weight Plate) Instructions

  1. Choose a weight plate and stand with your feet around shoulder width apart. Hold the weight plate with your palms facing one another at around the 3 and 9 o'clock positions.
  2. With your back straight, contract your midsection and pull your shoulders back. This is the starting position for the exercise.
  3. Keeping a slight bend in your elbows, slowly raise the plate until it is almost straight above your head.
  4. Pause, and then slowly lower the plate back to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for desired reps.

Overhead Front Raise (with Weight Plate) Tips

  • This is an isolation exercise so it's important to focus on a strict technique to isolate the front deltoids.
  • Don't let the plate touch your body during the set.
  • Keep the rep timing slow, and lower the weight slowly.
  • Keep your core tight and your back straight. Don't swing to assist in moving the weight up.