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Underhand Front Raise - Instructions, Variations & Alternatives

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Muscles involved

  • Pectorals
  • Deltoids
  • Biceps

Also known as

  • Low to High Raise
  • Upward Chest Fly
  • UCV Raise

How to perform

  1. Set up & Starting position (standing or seated)
    Stand upright with your back straight and hold the weight with an underhand grip by your sides.

  2. Concentric phase
    Keeping the arms straight and palms facing up, lift the weight by raising the arms forward until they are at shoulder level or the arms are slightly above the horizontal.

  3. Isometric hold (optional) - Hold the position briefly.

  4. Eccentric phase
    Slowly lower down to the starting position and repeat.

This exercise develops both the upper pectoral muscles and the front deltoids.

Exercise Alternatives