Dumbbell Seated Front Raise

Start position

  1. With a dumbbell in each hand, sit down on the bench or chair and let the dumbbells be hung straight by your sides.


  1. Keep your elbows slightly bent, exhale while you move the dumbbells forward and upwards in a semicircular movement until the arms reach just a bit above their horizontal.
  2. Keep it up for two.
  3. Take a deep breath as you bring the dumbbells down an orderly manner back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the number of times.

Tips and comments for Dumbbell Seated Front Raise

  • Don’t swing the dumbbells.
  • Maintain your back in a neutral position as well as against your back (if you are sitting in a chair).
  • Your arms should only be moving. Keep your body still.
  • If you are forced to move your body around to raise the dumbbells the dumbbells aren’t heavy enough. Lower the weight.
  • There are a variety of methods you can hold the dumbbells while performing the front raise of the dumbbells seated. It is possible to hold the same neutral (hammer) grip , or grip with a Pronated (overhand) grip during the entire movement. In the picture the picture, you may also begin by establishing the neutral grip. And when your arms are passing the legs, you can turn (pronate) the wrists to ensure that your palms are facing downwards towards high points of your exercise. I would suggest keeping an even grip as this will reduce the risk for shoulder impingement. Check out the video.


Be sure to use proper posture to reap maximum benefits from your exercise and avoid injuries. Keep your posture in check using your abdominal muscles and keep your neck, head and spine in a straight line.

A few points to be aware of:

  • Make sure you don’t tense your shoulders while you raise your arms.
  • To prevent impingement at the joint of your shoulder, turn the dumbbells to the upward direction when they’re nearly at the shoulder level, or you can use a an hammer grip with your palms pointing in towards each other.
  • Make sure that your arms are not higher than the floor.
  • Be sure that your weights are not too heavy to cause any forceful or jerky movements.
  • You must be able make sure you are in good shape to complete every repetition without pushing the weights.
  • Your breathing should be coordinated to match the smooth, even and controlled movements that your arms make.
  • Do not lift front dumbbells If you are suffering from neck or shoulder issues or injuries.
  • Stop the exercise if are experiencing any pain or discomfort.

Also, Check Dumbbell Full Can Seated Front Raise

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