Incline Front Raise

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Incline bench front raise
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Dumbbells, barbell
  • Muscles Targeted: Shoulders, upper back, chest
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-4, each of 10-12 reps
  • Variations: Pronated, barbell (straight bar) incline front raise
  • Alternative: None

The incline front raise, as the name suggests, is performed in either seating or lying position on an incline bench. Although the inclination makes the exercise slightly more challenging, it gives you more anterior-deltoid activation than some of the other variations.

Incline Front Raise Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Incline bench front raise
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Dumbbells, barbell
  • Muscles Targeted: Shoulders, upper back, chest
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-4, each of 10-12 reps
  • Variations: Pronated, barbell (straight bar) incline front raise
  • Alternative: None

How to do Incline Front Raise

Incline Front Raise

Start the workout by sitting down on the incline bench set between 30-60 degrees, while grabbing a dumbbell (weighing about 20-25 lbs) on each hand with an overhand grip. Extending your hands straight in front of you, gradually lift the dumbbells until they are just higher than your shoulders. After squeezing your elbows for a few seconds at the top, start lowering your arms back to the initial position.

Incline Bench Front Raise Tips

  • Change the angle of the bench between 30 and 60 degrees to focus on different muscles each time.
  • When doing the exercise in a seated position, keep your head rested against the incline bench and the legs flat on the ground throughout the movement.

Variations

  1. Pronated Incline Front Raise: Performed by lying prone on the incline bench and holding two dumbbells on the sides with a neutral grip.
  2. Incline Barbell Front Raise: Involves the same movement as the basic version except that you do it by holding a barbell.

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