Start position

  • Keep a dumbbell on both hands, keeping your elbows bent slightly and the dumbbells placed on the side of your thighs.


  1. Maintaining your elbow at a slight bend Exhale as you bring your right arm ahead of you until it is in line with the floor.
  2. Hold the position for two.
  3. Take a deep breath as you slowly lower your right arm towards the starting position.
  4. Repeat this with the left arm.
  5. Alternate your arms by lifting one arm after the next until you have lowered your arms completely.

Tips and comments

  • Maintain your straight back and remain in one place. Don’t move your body back and forth.
  • You could use an overhand or prosenated (overhand) grip as described or an non-pronated (hammer) grip. You can also finish all the reps on the first arm prior to beginning the reps on the opposite arm.
  • Don’t move the dumbbells. Maintain the movements under control.
  • Do your best to avoid the lower of the dumbbells.
  • The alternating front raise of dumbbells is an exercise that can be done unilaterally. Training unilaterally (training only one part at each time) offers certain advantages over training bilaterally (training both sides simultaneously). The first is that you can perform more exercises in a unilateral manner because your nerve system aren’t divided between two sides, and therefore you are able to recruit muscles from one side. Additionally, you will benefit from a more intense core workout since the muscles that stabilize the core need to be activated to help stabilize your body. But, this doesn’t mean that you can only do unilateral exercises. For the best results, integrate both bilateral and unilateral training into your plan.

What are the different ways that front raises accomplish?

Dumbbell Alternating Front Raise front lift is a great exercise to strengthen shoulders muscles (deltoids) however it can also work the upper chest (pectorals). It’s an exercise that strengthens shoulder flexion. It helps you increase strength and muscle definition in the sides and front and back of your shoulder. Every day it is essential to have strong shoulders to lift things securely.

What muscles will the front dumbbells raise are working? Front dumbbells are designed to raise the shoulder’s front also known as the anterior deltoid. This muscle is employed for shoulder flexion. The front dumbbell raises work the side (side) deltoid as well as the serratus anterior along with the lower and upper trapezius, the clavicular portion of the pectoralis main, and the biceps.

The benefits that come from Dumbbell Front Raise

The front raise is primarily designed to strengthen those muscles in the shoulders (deltoids) however it also strengthens the chest’s upper part (pectorals). It’s an isolation exercise to strengthen shoulder flexion. It will help build strength and strength both on the sides and the front of your shoulders.

In everyday life, you require strong shoulders to be able to lift items securely. This is why the front raise is beneficial in strengthening the muscles needed for everyday tasks like putting grocery bags on the counter or placing items on shelves at shoulder height. This type of exercise is often suggested for use in physical therapy after recovering from an injury to the shoulder or surgery for the shoulder. 1 Including it during your workout routine might aid in reducing neck discomfort.

Common Errors

Avoid these mistakes to keep this exercise secure and efficient.


While performing this lift be sure not to move or sway. Always maintain your torso steady and strong. If you find that you’re rocking back onto your heels in order to finish the lift, you should use an easier weight.

Utilizing Momentum

Do not use the momentum to lift the weights as this can reduce the efficiency of the workout. Lifting weights too fast can cause momentum to diminish muscle tension, particularly during the peak of the exercise.

Excessive weight

It is an exercise that you must not perform exercises that cause you to fall completely at the conclusion of the set. Overloading your shoulder could cause stress on the joints, causing injury.

If you experience any pain on the shoulder joint or are having difficulty lifting the weights above shoulder level lower the weight of your dumbbells.

Poor Form

Maintain your back straight and brace your abdominals (no bent back or lose abdominals). This is not just a way to protect yourself from injury but also enhances your ability to target the muscles you want to target.

Wrist Position

Your wrists must remain in an upright posture and not bent up or down. If you’re unable to keep your wrists in a neutral posture it’s because the weights are too heavy.

Safety and precautions

If you’ve had a prior or present shoulder injury, discuss with your physician or physical therapist whether you’re able to do this exercise.

The rotation of this motion could cause shoulder impingement. You may be in pain if you have an inclination to develop bursitis or tendinitis in this joint. Don’t lift for too long when you feel discomfort.

Begin with a lighter weight and target to complete 10-12 repetitions in three to four sets, or do the exercise again for the number of sets and repetitions in your workout routine.

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