How to Do Plate Front Raise: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

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Muscles Worked in Plate Front Raises

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Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Plate Front Raises

  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. Reverse the movement and lower the plate with control.


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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