Cable Front Raise exercise is a great exercise to isolate the front or anterior head of your shoulder.

There is very slight involvement of the upper back and traps.

Cable Front Raises is an important exercise for strengthening the front area of the shoulders which are often used for overhead pressing or exercises that require forward extension of the arms.

This is a valuable exercise if you participate in activities that involve forward arm action such as baseball, boxing and swimming.

You also need to develop sturdy and stable front shoulders for cycling and rock climbing.

Cable Front Raises How To

  • Set the pulley handle of the cable station at its lowest position.
  • With one hand, take an overhand grip on the pulley handle and step back from the cable station to create tension on the cable.
  • Assume a shoulder width stance; lean back slightly for better balance. Keep your core tight to accommodate shifts in body weight as this is a unilateral exercise.
  • With a slight bend at the elbow, raise your arm until it is at the same level as your shoulder. Hold the top position for a count of “one”.
  • Slowly resist the weight on the return to starting position.
  • Once you have completed the targeted number of reps with one arm, switch and work the other arm.
  • Perform the exact number of reps.

Form and Technique

Always maintain a slight bend in your elbow while doing Cable Front Raise to reduce shearing forces.

Do not bend at the hips and use momentum to raise the cable. This exercise produces better results with light weights and high reps.

Variations: Front Raises, Dumbbell Front Raise, Plate Front Raise

Routine for Strength: 3 sets x 12-15 reps

Routine for Muscle Gains: 4-5 sets x 6-8 reps

Cable Front Raises

How To Do Cable Front Raises