Trainer BJ Gaddour jokingly refers to this movement as the full frontal raise. But try one set, and you won’t be laughing.
That’s because the movement is basically a front raise on steroids.
The increased range of motion forces you to move the weight two times farther than you would during a regular raise. But the movement also improves overhead mobility, hits your entire shoulder complex, and even works your traps and upper and mid back, says Gaddour.
There are three different ways you can do it: with a pair of dumbbells, an unloaded barbell or a plate. Watch the video above to find the version that’s best for you and your shoulders.
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