Shoulder: Front (Anterior Deltoid) Exercises

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Exercises


Dumbbell Chest Press
Summary

Keeping your feet up on the bench allows this to be a more 'back-friendly' version of the classic chest press.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Triceps
  • Equipment: Free Weights, Bench
  • Categories: Strength
Shoulder Raises with Exercise Band
Summary

This is a simple exercise for the deltoids.

  • Muscle Group: Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Pushups with the Exercise Ball & Exercise Band
Summary

This is a good exercise if you are not yet comfortable with pushups on the floor.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Chest, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Abdominal Crossover Crunch with Exercise Band & Ball
Summary

This is a good exercise for the abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Shoulder: Front, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Rear, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Straight Arm "Pec Deck" with the Exercise Band
Summary

This exercise for strengthening the chest and shoulder girdle muscles is a bit more strenuous.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
The "Pec Deck" with the Exercise Band
Summary

You can do this chest exercise on the stability ball or on a more stable surface such as a stool.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Pushups with Thighs on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise requires good balance on the stability ball.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Chest, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Posterior Leg Raises on Hands and Knees on BOSU
Summary

Using the BOSU, this exercise targets the glutes (buttocks) and lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Balance
Sideways Knee Pull-In on BOSU
Summary

This exercise targets the abs and obliques, as well as increasing overall stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Single Arm Raise Balance Exercise on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise helps balance as well as shoulder and core strength.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Core, Balance, Pilates
Plank on BOSU
Summary

This is an excellent exercise to improve core strength while focusing on the lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Quads, Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Side Plank on BOSU (on elbow)
Summary

This exercise improves core strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Starfish Side Plank on BOSU
Summary

Advanced core stability and balance exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Jack-Knife on Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a great exercise to improve core strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Serratus Anterior, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Advanced Push Up on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise strengthens the arms, chest and shoulders while increasing coordination and core stability.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Triceps
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength

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