Plate Front Raise

Front shoulder
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Coach's Tips

Plates can carry a little heavier weight than dumbbells, so they can give you more target!

How to Plate Front Raise

Starting Position

1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold a weight plate in both hands with your palms facing down.

2. Keep your arms straight and the plate in front of your thighs.

Proper Form

1. Slowly raise the plate up in front of you as far as is comfortable, keeping your arms straight.

2. Pause at the top and squeeze your shoulder blades together.

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

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you slowly raise the plate up.

2. Exhale as you slowly lower the plate back down.


1. Make sure to keep your arms straight throughout the exercise.

2. Do not raise the plate too high, as this can cause strain to your shoulders.

3. Avoid arching your back or leaning too far forward.

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