PLATE FRONT RAISE

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. SETUP: Grip each side of a weight plate and stand upright, bracing your abs. I like to be in a split-stance for this move, as it protects the lower back from fatigue.
  2. LIFT: Raise the plate from your thighs in an arc, until it is directly in front of your upper chest. Lower to the start position with control.
  3. TIP: Your front delts are the main mover until the plate progresses above shoulder level. That’s why we stop here, because any higher will disengage the target muscle and switch focus to the lower traps instead.

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Shoulders (Front Delts)
  • Arms (Forearms)
plate front raise demo

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