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The Band front raise is an upper body exercise that primarily targets the shoulder muscles. This is an isolation exercise which is well suited to beginner lifters.


  • Kettle bell front raise
  • Dumbbell front raise


  • Grip the band in different positions to change the tension and increase or decrease the difficulty of the exercise.



  • Stand with your feet shoulder with apart and a resistance band looped around one foot. Grab onto the end of the resistance band with one hand and place the other hand behind your back. Stand up tall and keep your core tight throughout.
  • Keeping your arm straight and in line with your body, pull up on the band and raise your arm up until it is parallel to the ground. Keep your glutes tensed and your back flat throughout.
  • Lower your arm back down to your side in a controlled fashion.

Shoulder Muscle Diagram.

Shoulder Muscles