Dumbbell Full Can Seated Front Raise

Exercise details

  • Target muscle: Anterior Deltoid
  • Synergists: Lateral Deltoid, Upper (Clavicular) Pectoralis Major, Serratus Anterior, Middle and Lower Trapezius
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Force: Push

Start position

  1. In both hands, sit on an ottoman or a bench and let the dumbbells be hung straight by your sides.


  1. Keep your elbows slightly bent, exhale as you lift the dumbbells up and upwards in a semicircular move until you reach just a bit above their horizontal.
  2. Keep it up for two.
  3. Breathe in as the dumbbells are lowered an orderly manner back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat the exercise for the number of times.

Tips and comments for Dumbbell Full Can Seated Front Raise

  • Don’t swing the dumbbells.
  • Maintain your back in a neutral position in relation to the support for your back (if sitting in the chair).
  • Only your arms need to be moving. Keep your body still.
  • If you have to move your body around to raise the dumbbells the dumbbells aren’t heavy enough. Lower the weight.
  • There are many methods you can hold the dumbbells while performing the front raise of the dumbbells seated. It is possible to hold an unidirectional (hammer) grasp or grip with a Pronated (overhand) grip during the exercise. As shown in the image it is possible to start with the neutral grip. And when your arms are passing the legs, you can move (pronate) the wrists in such a way that your palms are facing downwards towards high points of your exercise. I suggest that you keep an even grip as this can reduce the chance for shoulder impingement. Check out the video.

Also, check Dumbbell Alternating Full Can Seated Front Raise

Nathan Sports


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