Front Barbell Raises

An exercise for shoulder, chest and forearm strengthening.


  1. Grasp a barbell with an overhand grip (palms of hands face downwards) .
  2. Stand up-right with your feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent and your abs drawn in.
  3. With your arms straight, raise the barbell in a controlled motion to shoulder level.
  4. Hold for a moment and then lower the barbell in at the same motion.


Maintain a good upright posture when performing this exercise, do not sway or arch your back.

Do not perform this exercise if you have shoulder pain.

Exercise images by Everkinetic.