Dumbbell front shoulder raises


Major muscles used

  • Deltoids - Front shoulders
  • Trapezius

Performing dumbbell front raises

  • Stand upright with a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing your body and elbows slightly bent, in front of your thighs.
  • Your shoulders should be back, chest out, and back straight with a slight forward lean.
  • Your feet should be about hip-width apart.
  • Raise one dumbbell upwards until it is a little higher than shoulder level, keeping your palms facing down. Be sure not to lock your elbows. You can also lift both dumbbells together at the same time, just as the video above illustrates.
  • As you slowly lower that dumbbell to the starting position, raise the other dumbbell to just above shoulder level and lower it slowly to the starting position, and so on. Alternate until you have completed the set.

Be careful

  • Don't swing your arm upward in attempt to gain momentum.
  • Don't let your arm drop from the shoulder level position. Resist the weight and lower your arm slowly.

Alternative exercises to dumbbell front raises

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