Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the cable front raise exercise. You can also check out some more shoulder exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.

Instructions for Cable Front Raise

To perform a set of cable front raise:

  1. Starting Position

    Stand in front of the pulley, facing away (cable goes from back to front), holding a D-handle in a pronated grip at your side. You should be standing tall with your trunk in a neutral position.

  2. Concentric (Upward) Motion

    Keeping your arm straight, raise the handle in front of you until your hand is at the height of your shoulder. Be aware of not leaning back and losing the alignment of your body during the movment.

  3. Top position

    Pause at the top position for a 1 sec count while maintaining whole body tension.

  4. Eccentric (Lowering) Motion

    Slowly lower the weight back down, under control, until the dumbbells are against your thighs. Remember to breathe normally throughout the entire movement.

  5. End position

    Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed the desired number of cable front raise repetitions before resting.

This completes one set of cable front raise.