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Cable One Arm Front Raise

Exercise Profile

Body PartShoulders
Primary MusclesDeltoid Anterior
Secondary MusclesDeltoid Lateral, Pectoralis Major Clavicular Head, Serratus Anterior
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Introduction to the Cable One Arm Front Raise

The Cable One Arm Front Raise is a strength-building exercise that primarily targets the shoulders, specifically the anterior deltoids, and also works the upper chest and core. It is an excellent choice for fitness enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to advanced, who are looking to enhance shoulder definition, improve upper body strength, and promote better posture. Incorporating this exercise into your routine can lead to improved muscle balance and stability, making everyday tasks easier and improving athletic performance.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Cable One Arm Front Raise

  • Grab the handle of the cable machine with one hand, palm facing down, and step away from the machine until your arm is fully extended.
  • Keeping your arm slightly bent at the elbow and your body stationary, raise your arm in front of you until it is at shoulder level or slightly higher.
  • Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then slowly lower your arm back to the starting position.
  • Repeat these steps for your desired number of repetitions, then switch arms and do the same number of repetitions with the other arm.

Tips for Performing Cable One Arm Front Raise

  • Controlled Movement: Avoid the common mistake of using momentum to lift the weight. This can lead to injury and doesn't effectively work the muscles. Instead, use slow, controlled movements to lift and lower the weight. This ensures you're using your muscles, not momentum, to perform the exercise.
  • Engage Your Core: While the primary focus of the cable one arm front raise is on your shoulders, engaging your core will provide stability and support. This will help protect your back and also give your abs a bit of a workout.
  • Keep Your Arm Straight: A common mistake is to bend the arm while lifting the weight. Keep your arm straight throughout the exercise to ensure you're working the

Cable One Arm Front Raise FAQs

Can beginners do the Cable One Arm Front Raise?

Yes, beginners can do the Cable One Arm Front Raise exercise. However, it's important to start with a light weight to ensure proper form and prevent injury. It's also beneficial to have a trainer or experienced gym-goer supervise the first few times to ensure the exercise is being done correctly. As with any new exercise, beginners should gradually increase the weight as they become more comfortable and stronger.

What are common variations of the Cable One Arm Front Raise?

  • Resistance Band One Arm Front Raise: This variation uses a resistance band instead of a cable, providing a different level of tension throughout the exercise and making it portable.
  • Barbell Front Raise: Instead of doing the exercise with one arm, you can use both arms to lift a barbell, which can help to increase the load and balance the strength development on both sides.
  • Seated One Arm Front Raise: Performing the exercise while seated can increase the focus on the shoulder muscles, as it removes any momentum you could gain from standing.
  • Incline Bench One Arm Front Raise: This variation involves lying face down on an incline bench, which changes the angle of the exercise and targets the muscles in a different way.

What are good complementing exercises for the Cable One Arm Front Raise?

  • Overhead Press: Complementing the Cable One Arm Front Raise, the Overhead Press works the entire shoulder girdle and upper back, enhancing the strength and stability needed for front raise movements and promoting balanced shoulder development.
  • Barbell Upright Row: This exercise complements the Cable One Arm Front Raise by targeting both the front and side deltoids as well as the trapezius muscles, contributing to a comprehensive shoulder workout and improving the power and control required for front raise movements.

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