How to: Alternating Dumbbell Front Raise
Starting Position: Simply begin by standing with dumbbells in your hands with the back of your hands facing forwards.
Form: Exhale and alternately raise your arms in front of your body. Only lift to about 90 degrees. Hold briefly at the top and then slowly return to the starting position.
Personal Trainer Tips: Engage your abdominal muscles and keep your lower back stable as you lift towards the front. It is very easy to use momentum and move out of good posture during the exercise.
Alternating Dumbbell Front Raise – Benefits
- The Dumbbell front raise is a isole exercise that targets the fronts and sides of the shoulders. Suitable for all levels, this shoulder flexion exercise is a good option for building strength, improving shoulder mobility and shaping your shoulder heads.
Front Raises complement Lateral Raises which emphasize the middle deltoid and Reverse Flyes, which emphasize the posterior deltoid.
These are all isolation dumbbell exercises that focus on the three parts of the shoulder.
Alternating Dumbbell Front Raise – Muscles Worked
Target - Anterior Deltoid
Synergists - Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Synergists - Lateral Deltoid
Synergists - Trapezius
Synergists - Serratus Anterior
Stabilizers - Trapezius, Upper
Stabilizers - Wrist Extensors
Stabilizers - Levator Scapulae