Updated: Dec 15, 2019
The Incline Front Raise Exercise:
The incline front raise is a great overall exercise for the shoulders, specifically the front shoulder muscles.
It is a fairly simple exercise, and is only a single-joint exercise, meaning you can add this to most shoulder workouts alongside a multi-joint compound exercise such as the barbell shoulder press.
Not only this, but the only equipment you need to complete this exercise is common and found in almost all gyms, however if you wish to purchase some dumbbells we have a link below for some decent dumbbells on Amazon.
You can also use a barbell instead of dumbbells if you prefer, even cables or resistance bands will work too.
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(Dumbbell) Incline Front Raise Exercise Instructions:
Target Muscle: Shoulders
Exercise Type: Strength
These instructions below are specifically designed for the dumbbell incline front raise exercise, however a similar method applies with the barbell, resistance band or cable variation of this exercise. You can also do this exercise standing up or at different incline settings.
To begin, sit on a bench (with an adjustable back) with the incline set between 30-60 degrees while holding a dumbbell in each of your hands.
Then grip the dumbbells with your palms facing down.
Extend your arms straight out in front of you, about 1 inch above your thighs, this will be your starting position.
Raise the dumbbells up, keeping your arms straight out, until they are slightly above shoulder level.
Contract and squeeze your shoulder muscles at the top of the repetition for 1-2 seconds.
Slowly (around 3-5 seconds) lower your arms back down to your starting position, while keeping your arms straight out in front of you.
Repeat this for your desired amount of repetitions.
Additional Variations: You can do this same exercise using a barbell, resistance bands or even cables depending on what you prefer or what equipment you have available. You can also do this exercise standing up or at different incline settings.
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Caution: Do not use too much weight with this exercise as this can lead to bad exercise form and therefore a possibility of injury.