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


Shoulders Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Weight Plate Front Raise Instructions

  1. Grab a weight plate with your palms facing one another at around the 3 and 9 o'clock positions. 
  2. Stand up with your shoulders back and core engaged, and hold the weight about 5 inches from your body. This is the starting position for the exercise.
  3. Keeping a slight bend in your elbows, slowly raise the plate until your arms are just above parallel to the floor.
  4. Pause and slowly lower the plate back to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for desired reps.

Weight Plate Front Raise Tips

  • This is an isolation exercise so you must focus on 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 engaged, don't swing to assist in moving the weight up.