How to Do Front Hold: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Muscles Worked in Front Hold

a picture showing which muscles that are working in a plate front hold

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Front Hold

  1. Hold a plate in straight arms, in front of your body.
  2. With control, lift the plate forward with straight arms, until the bar is at shoulder height.
  3. Hold still.


This is an exercise where it is easy to pick a weight that is too heavy. Rather err on the lighter side, and strive for a strict form where you focus on getting good contact with your delts.

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