How to Do an Incline Front Raise

Learn how to do an incline front raise from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this home chest workout for men video from Howcast.

Transcript

Hi guys, this is Max Happer again for Howcast. Today I'm going to show you how to do an incline frontal raise on the bench. This is what it's going to look like. We're going to lean forward on the bench and basically do this, shoulder flexion, a frontal raise. Our main goal is getting our anterior and medial delts, so this shoulder cap that everybody's looking for, that teardrop, this is the part of what we're working on right now.

Let's just grab a hold of these dumbbells. What we're going to do is lift straight out. Very important, if this weight is too heavy you're going to be using too much of your traps. You're going to need to shrug and you're going to do that. That's not the goal. Our goal is to lift the weight that you can handle and control. Think of this. Always controlled up and on the way down.

One other thing when you're doing a frontal raise is a problem a lot of people have in their shoulders which is impingement. That means that there's something blocking your shoulder joint from moving in the exact right or proper direction that you need it to move in. So, there are going to be a lot of people who cannot lift something straight ahead of themselves. In that case all you need to do is find where in space you are comfortable. Slide your arms out to the side. Even this is a frontal raise.

The thing you want to pay attention to the most is your shoulder placement and making sure you're able to move through a full range of motion in that placement. A lot of people will have some kind of shoulder impingement which means that there's something blocking the normal motion in the shoulder. If there's someone that cannot do this, you can do this. Slide your arms out to the side slightly. Find a more comfortable position for you to be in. All of these are shoulder raises to front. All of these are frontal raises, and all of these will work that teardrop and give you exactly what you're looking for.

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