On this site there are many different shoulder workout exercises.
This page has pictures and instructions for cable front raises.
Commonly, front raises are done with dumbbells, but the cables offer a different feeling. Cables offer a more constant tension throughout the entire range of motion; whereas, the resistance with dumbbells changes more dramatically based on the relation to gravity.
Here are the pictures of cable front raises.
Starting Position: Attach a handle to the bottom of a cable machine. Grasp the handle with an overhand grip and face away from the cable machine.
Form: Exhale and raise your arm up to about 90 degrees. Hold for a brief second and then slowly return to the starting position.
Personal Trainer Tips: During this shoulder exercise it is important to be mindful of your neck and shoulder position.
Focus on contracting your shoulder blade muscles so that your shoulder blade stays down and back as you lift forward. Prevent your shoulder from shrugging upwards as you lift forward.
It is also important to be mindful of the position of your lower back during this exercise. As you get fatigued, you may feel the tendency to move your hips and lower back to help lift the weight.
Keep your abdominal muscles engaged throughout the movement to keep your pelvis and lower back stable.
If you don't have access to a cable machine, no worries you can use a resistance band or dumbbells to do the same motion.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT
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