Overhead bar front raise

The overhead bar front raise is an exercise targeting the muscles of the traps (trapezius), especially the upper traps, as well as the front or anterior shoulders. It can also be performed with a weight plate or dumbbell, providing a neutral grip that may be more shoulder-friendly for some lifters. Overhead raises are most common for high reps (at least 8-12 reps per set or higher) on a shoulder, trap, or other upper-body-focused muscle-building day.


  1. Strengthens and activates the traps, shoulders, and upper-back muscles
  2. Can also be done for super-high reps, such as 50-100 per set, with a light weight as a burnout
  3. Using a bar allows for different grip widths based on what feels best for an individual's shoulders

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