How to Do Standing Dumbbell Front Raise
Each exercise should begin with a good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop this exercise.
Beginning Dumbbell Front Raise
This is a shoulder exercise focusing on the anterior deltoid.
Stand with feet hip width apart. The feet should be parallel and the knees should be inline over the second toe.
Maintain neutral hips and a neutral spine during this exercise.
The ears should be aligned over the shoulders.
With dumbbells in each hand and the palms down, lift both to the shoulders 90 degrees (slightly above the shoulder).
This is a controlled movement up and back into the start position with dumbbells at the hip.
Dumbbell Front Raise Movement
1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold the DBs in your hands, with your arms at your sides.
2. Tighten your core muscles and raise the DBs in front of you until your arms are parallel to the ground. At the top of the movement, your palms should be facing downward, with your elbows should be fully extended. Be careful not to arch your back or swing the DBs up during the lift.
3. Lower your arms back to the side. Repeat for the required number of repetitions.
Dumbbell Front Raise Benefits
Perform this exercise at home or in the gym.
This isolation exercise works the shoulder muscles, and in particular the front of the shoulder.
It also brings the core muscles into play as they are activated to keep the torso straight and support the spine and back during the lift.