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Cable Front Raise

Cable Front Raise

The Cable Front Raise is a fantastic exercise that primarily targets the front deltoids, but also works the side deltoids and upper traps to a lesser extent. By utilizing a cable machine, this exercise provides constant tension throughout the movement, leading to greater muscle activation and growth. To perform the Cable Front Raise, you'll need access to a low pulley cable machine. Begin by standing facing the machine with your feet shoulder-width apart. Grasp the handle attached to the machine with an overhand grip, palms facing down. Your arms should be fully extended in front of you, slightly bent at the elbows. Keeping your core engaged, exhale and slowly raise the cable handle in front of you, leading with your elbows, until your arms are parallel to the floor. Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then inhale as you slowly lower the handle back to the starting position. Remember to maintain control throughout the exercise, avoiding any swinging or jerking motions. The Cable Front Raise is a versatile exercise that can be easily modified to suit your fitness level. By adjusting the weight on the cable machine and varying your grip, you can increase or decrease the intensity of the workout. Remember to start with lighter weights and focus on proper form before progressing to heavier loads. Incorporating the Cable Front Raise into your upper body routine can help improve shoulder strength and stability, enhance muscular definition, and contribute to better overall posture. Pair this exercise with other deltoid-targeting movements for a well-rounded shoulder workout. Regularly including this exercise in your fitness regimen can lead to noticeable improvements in your upper body strength and aesthetics over time.


  • Stand in front of a cable machine with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent.
  • Hold onto the handle or attachment of the cable machine with an overhand grip.
  • Keep your core engaged and maintain a slight bend in your elbows throughout the exercise.
  • Exhale and slowly lift the handle straight out in front of you, keeping your arms extended.
  • Pause at the top of the movement, making sure to avoid any shoulder shrugging.
  • Inhale and slowly lower the handle back to the starting position.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • To increase the intensity, you can use heavier weights or adjust the cable machine to a higher position.

Tips & Tricks

  • Focus on maintaining proper form throughout the exercise to target the front delts effectively.
  • Engage your core muscles to stabilize your body and prevent excessive swinging during the movement.
  • Perform the movement in a slow and controlled manner to maximize muscle engagement.
  • Ensure that your shoulders are relaxed and not shrugged up towards your ears during the exercise.
  • Exhale as you raise the cables, and inhale as you lower them back down to the starting position.
  • Start with lighter weights and gradually increase the resistance as your strength improves.
  • Combine cable front raises with other shoulder exercises for a well-rounded shoulder workout.
  • Pay attention to the alignment of your body and keep a neutral spine throughout the exercise.
  • Warm up your shoulder muscles with dynamic stretches before starting the exercise.
  • Listen to your body and stop immediately if you experience any pain or discomfort during the exercise.

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