Dumbbell Front Raise - Muscles Worked and Benefits
Exercise Type: Isolated (single joint) pull
Primary Muscles Worked: Anteria Deltoid
The dumbbel front raise is a fantastic exercise to target the front or anterior head of the deltoid. While you won't be able to isolate the shoulder muscle during any exercise, you can accentuate the front portion with this exercise. By doing so, you will be building bulk on the front deltoid giving you that nice rounded look when viewed from the front. A stronger front delt will also help you with any incline chest exercises.
Dumbbell Front Raise - Exercise Workout & Technique
- This exercise is generally performed in a standing position. Begin with holding two dumbbells, arms slightly less than shoulder width apart, arms in front of torso with palms facing toward thighs. Legs should be shoulder width apart with a slight bend in the knees and elbows.
- From here, raise arms forward and up, away from the body. lift until arms are slightly past being parallel to the floor, but well before they are parallel to the walls. Lower arms slowly along the same path they raised.
Dumbbell Front Raise - Tips & Safety
- Be sure to keep chest sticking out and back straight at all times, making sure only shoulders are moving the weight and no other muscles. If body starts to move when exercise is being performed, lower weight.
- Keeping in mind, deltoids being a minor muscle, can not lift as heavy as major muscles. Make sure that head stays in same position at all times and does not move back or forth.