Front Plate Raise

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Weight plate front raise
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Weight plate
  • Muscles Targeted: Shoulders
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4, each of 6-8 reps
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

The front plate raise allows you not just to target your front deltoids but also increase your hand and forearm strength. By doing front raises with weight plates you gain shoulder strength required for most pressing movements like the neck presses and front presses. Also, it puts lesser stress on your traps than the dumbbell or barbell versions. It can be included as a finishing exercise in your workout routine, after doing rows or shrugs.

Front Plate Raise Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Weight plate front raise
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Weight plate
  • Muscles Targeted: Shoulders
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4, each of 6-8 reps
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

How to do Front Plate Raise

Start the exercise by taking a lighter weight plate (about 25 lbs), standing straight and holding it with both hands, while keeping the palms of your hands in a neutral position. Extend your arms and keep a slight bend at your elbows. Gradually raise the weight plate until it is just above your shoulder level. Hold this contracted position for one or two seconds and then bring the plate back to the initial position.

Front Plate Raise

Weight Plate Front Raises Tips

  • Avoid the weight plate from touching your body throughout the exercise.
  • Keep your torso stationary and avoid swinging the weight.
  • Maintain a little bend in your knees to reduce tension in your lower back.

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