Barbell Reverse Raise

Posterior, lateral shoulder
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How to Barbell Reverse Raise

Starting Position

1. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.

2. Hold a barbell with an overhand grip (palms facing down) in front of your thighs.

3. Keep your elbows slightly bent, chest up and core engaged.

Proper Form

1. Slowly raise the barbell up towards your waist, keeping your elbows slightly bent and your shoulders back.

2. Once the barbell reaches your waist, pause for a moment and squeeze your shoulder blades together.

3. Slowly lower the barbell back to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you raise the barbell up towards your waist.

2. Exhale as you lower the barbell back to the starting position.


1. Make sure to keep your core engaged and your back straight throughout the exercise.

2. Do not arch your back or swing the barbell.

3. Do not lock your elbows at any point during the exercise.

4. Do not use too heavy of a weight. Start with a lighter weight and gradually increase the weight as you get stronger.

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