Front Dumbbell Raise


  • Stand in a stable position with a dumbbell in each hand, arms straight down and hands in front of your thighs.

  • Use a pronated grip (the backs of your hands should face forward) or neutral grip (with your palms facing in toward the midline of your body).

  • Inhale and hold your breath as you raise your arms directly in front of your body. Keep your arms straight, but don't allow your elbows to hyperextend.

  •  For short-range maximum tension, use relatively heavy weights and raise the dumbbells until they're about shoulder level or slightly above. Don't use body swings to help raise the weights.

  •  Be sure to keep your hands shoulder-width or less apart as you raise your arms.

  • After reaching the top position, exhale and return to the start position under control.

  •  Pause momentarily and repeat for reps.