Cable Front Raise

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Standing cable front raise
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Low-pulley cable machine
  • Muscles Targeted: Shoulders, traps, upper back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 4-5, each of 6-8 reps
  • Variations: One arm cable front raise, rope cable front raise, underhand cable front raise
  • Alternative: None

The cable front raise, as the name suggests, is a simple machine variation performed with the cable machine, allowing you to keep the resistance on your shoulders throughout the entire movement. By emphasizing the front part of your shoulders, it increases strength and stability while promoting muscle growth.

Cable Front Raise Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Standing cable front raise
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Low-pulley cable machine
  • Muscles Targeted: Shoulders, traps, upper back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 4-5, each of 6-8 reps
  • Variations: One arm cable front raise, rope cable front raise, underhand cable front raise
  • Alternative: None

How to do Cable Front Raise

Attach a horizontal bar to the low-pulley cable machine. Start the exercise by standing with a shoulder-width stance while holding the bar between your legs using a pronated (overhand) grip. Pull the cable between your legs so that it is kept under tension. Slightly bending your elbows, move the bar up in front of you until it is just above the horizontal. Hold the position for a couple of seconds and then lower the bar to the initial position.

Cable Front Raise

Standing Cable Front Raise Tips

  • Do the exercise with a neutral grip while keeping your thumbs pointed at the ceiling to reduce the chances of straining your shoulders.
  • Keep the movement under control and allow your shoulders to flex, while lowering the bar slowly.
  • Make sure to keep your head up and back straight.

Variations

  1. One Arm Cable Front Raise: Performed by pulling a single-hand cable attachment with alternating arms.
  2. Rope Cable Front Raise: Involves pulling the cable with a rope attachment either using a single hand or both hands.
  3. Underhand Cable Front Raise: Same as the basic version except that you use an underhand (supinated) grip.

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