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Shoulder Wide Grip Barbell Front Raises


Shoulder Wide Grip Barbell Front Raises
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Exercise Description

Main Target Muscles


Secondary Target Muscles

Abs, Traps

Workout Type


Gym Gear


Fitness Level




Power Move 


Target Muscle Group: Shoulders

Shoulder Wide Grip Barbell Front Raise Overview

The barbell front raise is a shoulder exercise that works the front deltoids. The use of a barbell allows muscles to be overloaded in a manner that dumbbells cannot. The front deltoid is important in many pressing exercises. Strengthening this muscle group may assist you with lifting heavier weights and may even give the illusion of greater shoulders and a broader upper body.

How to Do it

  1. Choose the weight you want and load it onto a handlebar.
  2. Take a stance at your shoulder width and grip the bar with a pronated grip.
  3. Bend your knees slightly and lean forward from your hips, keeping your back straight. This is your starting position.
  4. Slowly lift the barbell up in front of you, raising it until it is level with your shoulders. Keep your arms straight and your core engaged throughout the movement.
  5. Once you reach the top of the movement, pause for a moment and then lower the barbell back down to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

    Exercise Tips

    1. Do not lean back while you raise your arms. 
    2. Keep the motion under control and don't rely upon momentum.
    3.  Do not bounce at the top; let your shoulders flex, and then slowly lower.
    4. If you are new to weightlifting or barbell exercises, it is always best to start with a lighter weight and gradually increase the amount of weight as you get stronger. 
    5. You may also want to have a spotter nearby in case you need assistance with the barbell.

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