Incline face-down bar front raise

The incline face-down bar front raise is an upper-body exercise targeting the shoulders. Because it is performed face down on an angled bench, it has a greater range of motion than standing or upright-seated raises and hits the shoulders from a different angle. Raise variations are usually performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more, as part of upper-body or shoulder-focused training.


  1. Adds size and strength to the anterior and medial deltoids
  2. Performing on a bench enforces strict form and eliminates momentum
  3. Great burnout movement on shoulder day

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Incline face-down bar front raise Instructions

Incline face-down bar front raise muscle diagram
  1. Place a bar on the ground behind the head of an incline bench.
  2. Lay on the bench face down. With a pronated grip, pick the barbell up from the floor, keeping your arms straight. Allow the bar to hang straight down. This will be your starting position.
  3. To begin, raise the barbell out in front of your head while keeping your arms extended.
  4. Return to the starting position.