The anterior deltoid is the frontmost of the three deltoid muscle heads.
This part of the deltoid gets worked hard during all upper body compound pushing exercise. It is for this reason that it is usually unnecessary, even counterproductive, to train this muscle with isolation movements.
On this page, you can find all information you'd want about this muscle. Learn its anatomy, view pictures and discover the best exercises for training it.
Use the table of contents (TOC) on the right to easily navigate through this guide.Front ShoulderFront Deltoid (delt)
OriginAnterior lateral third of the clavicle
InsertionLateral portion of the humerus
FunctionsInternal shoulder rotationShoulder abductionShoulder flexionTransverse shoulder flexion^ up to TOC
CableCable Military PressCable Shoulder PressCable Behind Neck PressCable Front RaisesCable Twisting Overhead Press
MachineMachine Military PressMachine Reclined Shoulder PressMachine Behind Neck PressMachine Shoulder Press
Stretches^ up to TOC^ up to TOC
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