Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredBarbell
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypePull
  • Experience LevelIntermediate
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Shoulders Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Seated Barbell Overhead Front Raise Instructions

  1. Grasp a barbell or an EZ bar with a pronated grip (palms facing down) and position your hands around shoulder width apart.
  2. Sit down on the end of a bench and let the barbell rest on your thighs. This is the starting position for the exercise.
  3. Slowly raise the bar until it is almost straight above your head. You can keep a slight bend in your elbows.
  4. Pause, and then slowly lower the bar back to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for desired reps.

Seated Barbell Overhead Front Raise Tips

  • This is an isolation exercise so it's important to focus on a strict technique to isolate the front deltoids.
  • 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.