Tip: Recruit More Muscle With Cable Front Raises

Bring up those anterior delts with this cable variation that beats the dumbbell version.

The cable variation of the dumbbell front raise allows you to keep more tension on the anterior or front delt. With the handle slightly behind you, you can also achieve a more effective range of motion. It also keeps your form tighter.

To avoid twisting, keep one leg forward, one leg back. The leg in front should be opposite to the working arm. (The body works athletically in an "X" – the right arm for example works with the left leg.)

It's easy to change the muscle recruitment for new stimulation. Just alter your stance and bring the working arm more out to the side or across the body. You're still hitting the front delts, just in a slightly new way.

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