Weight Plate Front Raise

This exercise is a variation of the traditional barbell front raise that increases forearm and hand strength, while targeting your frontal deltoids.


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    Grab a weight plate on either side with your thumbs pointing up. Stand tall and allow your arms to hang fully extended in front of your body.
  2. Weight Plate Front Raise
    Maintaining a slight bend in your elbows, raise the plate up until your arms are parallel with the ground. Pause, and then slowly lower the weight back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • The raising portion of this lift should be performed at a faster rate than when lowering the weight back to starting position.
  • Brace core throughout duration of the exercise.
  • To decrease tension in the lower back, be sure to keep a slight bend in knees.