What muscles does the Dumbbell Front Raise work?

This is an isolation exercise for your anterior deltoids (the front part of your shoulders). It also activates your chest a little bit.

How to perform the Dumbbell Front Raise?

Stand upright with your core engaged, your knees slightly bent and the dumbbells in front of your thighs (arms extended), with your palms facing your legs.

Keeping a slight bend on the elbow, raise one arm in front of you (palm facing down) until it is parallel to the floor or slightly higher. Return to the starting position and do the same with the other arm.

You can also raise both arms at the same time.

Video Demo

Pro Tips

  • Pause for one second when your arm is raised then slowly bring it back down.

  • When your arm is in front of you, your wrist shouldn’t be a lot higher than your shoulder.

How to tell if you’re doing it right?

You stay grounded and are not swinging as you lift the dumbbells