Front Deltoids Plate Raises

Exercise Tips

  • Keep both arms fully extended the entire time
  • Your arms are the only body part that should be moving
  • Do not lift with your neck

Front Deltoids Plate Raises

This exercise targets the front of your shoulders and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Anterior Deltoids (Front Shoulders)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Weight Plate

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Anterior Deltoids (Front Shoulders)

Equipment: Weight Plate

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Shoulders

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a weight plate with both hands, your thumbs resting on the top of it and the rest of your fingers underneath it. Hold your arms straight down in front of you. The flat part of the weight plate should be facing up and down.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly raise both arms up until they are parallel with the floor, to about head level. At the peak of the movement, the flat side of the weight plate will be facing you.
  2. 2 Slowly lower your arms back down to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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