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Cable Front Raise

Cable Front Raise

The Cable Front Raise is a fantastic exercise that primarily targets the front deltoids or the front of your shoulders. It is a variation of the traditional dumbbell front raise and offers the advantage of constant tension throughout the movement. By incorporating cables into your workout routine, you can experience a more controlled and challenging workout. To perform the Cable Front Raise, you will need a cable machine, an attachment handle, and an appropriate weight. Start by setting the cable pulley to the lowest position, and select a weight that challenges you without compromising your form. Stand facing the cable machine with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, and your core engaged. Grasp the handle with an overhand grip and hold it in front of your thighs, arms fully extended. Maintaining a slight bend in your elbows, exhale and raise your arms forward and upward until they are parallel to the ground. Be sure to lead with your elbows and keep your wrists straight throughout the movement. Once you reach the fully contracted position, hold for a brief moment, and then slowly lower the handle back down to the starting position, inhaling as you go. It's essential to control the weight and focus on the mind-muscle connection to maximize the benefits of this exercise. The Cable Front Raise is a versatile exercise that can be incorporated into upper body workouts or shoulder-focused routines. By targeting the front deltoids, it helps enhance shoulder strength and stability, which is vital for daily activities and other movements in your fitness routine. Remember to always start with lighter weights and gradually increase resistance as your strength improves. Don't forget to include the Cable Front Raise in your well-rounded fitness routine to achieve well-defined shoulders and strive toward achieving your fitness goals!

Instructions

  • Stand facing a cable machine with your feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent.
  • Hold the handles or rope attachment with an overhand grip, palms facing down.
  • Start with your hands down by your thighs, elbows slightly bent.
  • Keeping your arms straight, exhale and raise your hands forward and upward until they reach shoulder level.
  • Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, feeling the contraction in your shoulder muscles.
  • Inhale and slowly lower your hands back down to the starting position.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Tips & Tricks

  • Maintain proper form throughout the exercise to target the front deltoids effectively.
  • Engage your core for stability and to avoid excessive swinging or cheating during the movement.
  • Control the speed of the lift, focusing on a slow and controlled movement to maximize muscle engagement.
  • Exhale as you lift the cable and inhale as you lower it to ensure proper breathing technique.
  • Start with lighter weights and gradually increase the resistance as you progress to challenge your muscles.
  • Perform the exercise in a controlled manner, avoiding any jerking or swinging motions.
  • Use a full range of motion, raising the cables until your arms are parallel to the ground for maximum effectiveness.
  • Keep your shoulders relaxed and down, avoiding any shrugging or tension in the neck area.
  • Ensure that your wrists remain in a neutral position throughout the exercise to prevent strain or injury.
  • Incorporate variations such as single-arm cable front raises or alternating front raises to add variety to your workout routine.
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