Plate Front Raise Variations
Incorporating variations in your plate front raise can help you achieve a more well-rounded shoulder workout. In this section, we’ll explore different hand positions and techniques that can be used.
Plate Front Raise Hand Positions
Adjusting your hand placement can modify the muscle activation during the front plate raise. Holding the plate with one hand on each side of the plate recruits both the front and side deltoids to some extent.
Another option is to position your hands closer to the top of the plate, as if holding a steering wheel at the “10 and 2” positions, using a pronated grip (palms facing down).
To emphasize the front deltoid more, move your hands closer to the bottom of the plate with your palms facing up. Keep in mind that this hand position can make itchallengingt to balance the plate.