Front Dumbbell Raise


Front Dumbbell Raise

Front Dumbbell Raise is a great exercise to include in your shoulder workout to hit the front head of the deltoid muscle. By lifting the weight out in front of you, this will engage the frontal area of the shoulders and allow you to target this area.

Also Known As: Front Raise or Alternate Front Raise

Front ShoulderTargeted Muscle: Front Shoulder / Deltoid (Deltoid, Anterior)

Mechanics: Isolation

Force: Push





Instructions for doing Front Dumbbell Raise

  1. Choose a pair of dumbbells and sit on the end of a bench with a straight back.
  2. Hold the dumbbells at your sides with your arms extended using an Overhand grip and your palms will face each other. This is the starting position.
  3. Begin by raising your left arm out in front of you until your arm is just above parallel to the floor and breathe out. Tip: Keep a slight bend in your elbow and keep the elbow soft.
  4. Pause for a second at the top of the movement, and slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position and breathe out.
  5. Continue alternating in this fashion until all of the recommended amount of repetitions have been performed for each arm..


  • Practice good form with a light weight.
  • Focus on moving weights with your shoulder muscle. Rest of your body should be kept as still as possible and your arms should hold the same form throughout the movement


  • Use slow and controlled movement – avoid “swinging” the weights up and dropping them quickly.


  • Can be performed with palms of the hands facing down. Choose either of Style depending upon which style give you good contraction on Front Deltroid.
  • This exercise can also be performed both arms at the same time. Also, you could use a barbell as well.
  • This exercise can be performed in standing position but the rules will be the same.


  • Sets: 4
  • Reps: 12 – 15

Stay safe… Stay fit… Good Luck…


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