Dumbbell Front Raise

The dumbbell front raise is an isolated exercise for your front shoulder muscles.


How to perform the dumbbell front raise

  1. Holding dumbbells, stand straight with arms hanging down, elbows slightly bent, and palms facing body.
  2. Slowly lift your right arm up until it is parallel to the floor.
  3. Slowly return to the starting position.
  4. Repeat with your left arm.
  5. Repeat steps 2 - 4 until you've repeated the desired number of reps
Number of Reps For building muscle size: 3 sets of between 6 - 8 reps. For muscle tone: 3 sets of between 12 - 15 reps.


Muscles Used

Primary Muscles
  • Deltoid, Anterior (Front Delts)
Secondary Muscles

  • Pectoralis Major, Clavicular (Upper Pecs)
  • Deltoid, Lateral (Side Delts)
  • Trapezius, Middle (Upper Traps)
  • Trapezius, Lower (Lower Traps)
  • Serratus Anterior, Inferior Digitations

Stabilizer Muscles
  • Trapezius, Upper (Upper Traps)
  • Levator Scapulae (Rear Neck)
  • Wrist Extensors (Forearm)