Dumbbell Front Raise

The Front Raise is performed in a standing position and is a good exercise to improve Muscular Strength when performing this exercise you should aim for 2-5 sets of 6-8 repetitions with a weight of 70-80% of your maximum weight.

Body Part and Muscle Group
The Front Raise works the shoulders with particular focus on the following muscles Anterior Deltoid and Pectorals.

Joint Actions
The movement to perform the Front Raise involves Shoulder Flexion.


  • Using a closed overhand grip (pronated) pick the dumbbells up from the floor using the get set position.
  • Keeping your back straight, position the dumbbells on top of your thighs.
  • Raise one dumbbell with a fixed wrist position to shoulder height, keep your arm horizontal to the floor.
  • Lower under control before repeating with the other dumbbell.

Progression: Add more weight, increase your reps, increase your sets or slow the exercise down.

Alternative: Cable Machine.

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