Double cable front raise exercise

Double cable front raise

Exercise details

  • Target muscle: Anterior Deltoid
  • Synergists: Lateral Deltoid, Clavicular (Upper) Pectoralis Major, Serratus Anterior, Middle and Lower Trapezius
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Force: Push

Starting position

  1. Attach stirrups (handles) to two low cable pulleys.
  2. Grasp one stirrup in each hand and stand midway between the two pulleys.
  3. Step forward until the cables are pulled taut and your arms are left a little behind you.


  1. Keeping your elbows very slightly flexed, exhale as you raise the stirrups forward and upward in a semicircular motion until your arms are a little above horizontal.
  2. Hold for a count of two.
  3. Inhale as you lower the stirrups to the starting position in a controlled manner.
  4. Repeat.

Comments and tips

  • Keep your back neutral and your body still. Only your arms should move.
  • When lifting heavy, stagger your feet and lean forward a little to improve balance.
  • If you feel pain in your shoulder when you perform the double cable front raise, try decreasing the height to which you raise the stirrups.
  • The point of keeping your elbows very slightly flexed is to preserve the health of your elbow joints.
  • Instead of raising both arms simultaneously, you can alternate your arms. Use both variations of the exercise to derive the benefits of both.
  • See also the cable front raise and the cable one-arm front raise.
  • Try the front raise using other gym equipment, such as the band front raise, the barbell front raise, the incline dumbbell front raise, and the plate front raise.

Double cable front raise video


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