Dumbbell Alternating Full Can Seated Front Raise
- In each hand, lie on the bench’s edge.
- Place the dumbbells on your sides.
- Keep your elbow bent, and straight back. Exhale while you move one dumbbell up and up in a semicircle move until the arm becomes bit more than horizontal.
- Hold the position for two.
- Inhale while you reverse your motion and lower your arm back to the beginning position, while raising your arm opposite forward and up.
- Repeat the process, switching the arm you raise.
Tips and comments
- Keep your body still. Only your arms need to be moving. If you need to move your arms between your arms to raise the dumbbells they’re too heavy.
- It is possible to use the Hammer (neutral) grip like shown in the image or an incline (overhand) grip. A neutral grip is less strain on the shoulder joints. It is also possible to begin the exercise with a neutral grip . And as your arm moves towards your leg, you may turn it around so that it’s pronated towards the top of your movement. Watch the video.
- Instead of switching between your hands, you could naturally lift both arms at the same time.
- The seated, alternating dumbbell front rise is fantastic for strengthening the anterior and the lateral portion that make up your deltoids.
Also, check Dumbbell Arnold Press.