Barbell Front Raise

Exercise for front deltoids

Barbell Front Raise Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Standing, your feet about shoulders width apart, elbows slightly bent, arms along the body, grasp the handle with an overhand (pronated) grip, hands shoulders width apart.


Slowly raise your arms forward until they are parallel with the floor. Squeeze briefly your shoulders at the top and then slowly come back to the starting position. Keep your back straight throughout the movement.

Equipment required

Bar, plates

Main muscles

Front deltoids

Common mistakes to avoid during EZ barbell front raises

While EZ barbell front raises are a great exercise for building shoulder strength, there are some common mistakes that beginners should avoid. One of the most common mistakes is using too much weight, which can lead to improper form and potential injury. It's important to start with a lighter weight and focus on proper form before increasing the weight. Another mistake is lifting the bar too high, which can put unnecessary strain on the shoulders. Instead, focus on lifting the bar to shoulder height and keeping the movement controlled.