How to do a Front Dumbbell Raise

Step-by-step Instructions

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Step 1

Type of Exercise- Strength/ Power : Muscles worked- Shoulders : Type of Movement- Isolation : Equipment used- Dumbbells

Step 2

Start by grabbing a dumbbell in each hand and stand upright. Let the dumbbells hang in front of your body with your arms fully extended. The dumbbells should be near your thighs and you should be gripping them with an overhand grip (palms facing your body).

Step 3

While keeping your upper body still, raise your right arm in front of you. There should be a slight bend to the elbow when you raise the weight. Exhale as you raise. Continue to raise the weight until it has reached eye level. Attempt to hold the dumbbell at the top position for 1 second.

Step 4

Slowly return the dumbbell back to the starting position under the same path as when raising. Breath in when lowering.

Step 5

As soon as the dumbbell in your right hand as reach your quadriceps, perform the same motion with your left arm. This counts as one rep.

Step 6

Perform this movement in an alternating like fashion between your right and left arm. Repeat for the desired number of reps. a beginner should use 5-10 lbs. to start.

Special Attention

Difficulties people often experience or parts that need special attention to do it right.

Common ways to cheat/cautions- Avoid swinging excessively when raising the weight. This will take the tension off of the shoulders. Feel free to turn your wrists slightly out (clockwise) to focus more on the front shoulder area.

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