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Standing Front Barbell Raise Over Head

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Standing Front Barbell Raise Over Head Guide

Main Muscle: Shoulders

  1. To begin, stand straight with a barbell in your hands. You should grip the bar with palms facing down and a closer than shoulder width grip apart from each other.
  2. Your feet should be shoulder width apart from each other. Your elbows should be slightly bent. This is the starting position.
  3. Lift the barbell up until it is directly over your head while exhaling. Make sure to keep your elbows slightly bent when performing each repetition.
  4. Once you feel the contraction, begin to lower the barbell back down to the starting position as you inhale.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: This exercise can also be performed with dumbbells in each hand or by using a close or wide grip with the barbell. By alternating the widths of your grip, you will be able to contract different parts of the shoulders for an overall better physique.



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Review: Standing Front Barbell Raise Over Head

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8/10

Dec 14, 2013 6:49 AM: It is a good exercise to pump some blood to the shoulder, especially when you do superset.



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Review: Standing Front Barbell Raise Over Head

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3/10

Jul 22, 2013 1:16 AM: I think it's a stupid idea to raise it overhead as it gives to much pressure to traps and joints.



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Review: Standing Front Barbell Raise Over Head

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1/10

Jun 16, 2013 10:29 AM: Raising the bar so it is parallel to the floor is fine. But, when you go past this point and overhead it puts your shoulder joints in a susceptible position for injury to the joint itself and rotator cuff tendons. I see this type of injury a lot in my Sports Therapy clinic, especially with kettle...+See More



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Review: Standing Front Barbell Raise Over Head

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4/10

Feb 23, 2012 3:47 PM: It doesn't feel "very good". I really like BB front raises, but not over the head. It feels like my trapezius blocks the movement and my shoulders feel like as if some tendons were tucked.



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Review: Standing Front Barbell Raise Over Head

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8/10

Apr 8, 2010 11:17 AM: u can really feel it if u do it right and slow



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