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Front Plate Raise

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Equipment: Other
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Front Plate Raise Guide

Main Muscle: Shoulders

  1. While standing straight, hold a barbell plate in both hands at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions. Your palms should be facing each other and your arms should be extended and locked with a slight bend at the elbows and the plate should be down near your waist in front of you as far as you can go. Tip: The arms will remain in this position throughout the exercise. This will be your starting position.
  2. Slowly raise the plate as you exhale until it is a little above shoulder level. Hold the contraction for a second. Tip: make sure that you do not swing the weight or bend at the elbows. Your torso should remain stationary throughout the movement as well.
  3. As you inhale, slowly lower the plate back down to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: You can use dumbbells, barbells, cables or exercise bands to perform this movement.



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10/10

Dec 18, 2013 2:14 PM: Very easily explained. I will give it a try tonight as part of my workout.



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9/10

Dec 10, 2013 11:56 AM: good burn out or warm up



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8/10

Aug 31, 2013 11:05 PM: I like to do these all the way overhead for high reps at the end on an upper body workout. Killer exercise!



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9/10

Jul 20, 2013 5:35 PM: just recently starting doing these. my anterior delts feel like they're on fire after 4 sets!



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10/10

May 17, 2013 4:23 PM: Good workout



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10/10

Apr 29, 2012 7:12 PM: One of the most underrated shoulder exercises! This is great for defining the anterior delt, and is easier on your joints than Front DB Raises if you have bad shoulders. Just keep your core stable while doing this and raise the top above eye level. I use 35 lb plates, 8-14 reps.



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Dec 27, 2011 9:22 AM: I finish with this one tack burn to a new levale



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10/10

Mar 15, 2011 2:52 PM: I love this workout....really good for toning.
do reps of 20 and it works great. Again for mass u'll proly need to use DB's.



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9/10

Apr 29, 2010 4:23 AM: Not a bad exercise, although i think dumbbells are slighty more effective due to the extra weight you can use. If you up the reps, a 20kg plate is ok but if youre looking to get mass you need to stick with DB raises if only for weight you can add.



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