- Target Muscle Group
- Exercise TypeStrength
- Equipment RequiredDumbbell
- Force TypePull
- Experience LevelBeginner
- Secondary Muscles
Seated Dumbbell Front Raise Overview
The seated dumbbell front raise is a shoulder exercise used to target the front deltoids.
The front deltoid is involved in several pressing movements and working to increase the strength of this muscle group can have a positive carry-over into your heavy pushing lifts.
From an aesthetics standpoint, bigger front deltoids can lead to the appearance of a complete set of shoulders and a wider framed upper body.
Seated Dumbbell Front Raise Instructions
- Choose a pair of dumbbells and sit on the end of a bench while maintaining a straight back.
- Inhale, brace your abs, and raise your arms vertically while holding the dumbbells with a pronated grip. Keep a slight bend in your elbow.
- Once your arms are parallel with the floor, slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Seated Dumbbell Front Raise Tips
- Practice good form by using a lighter weight.
- Don’t lean back as you raise your arms, keep the motion under control, and don’t rely on momentum.
- Try not to bounce at the top of the movement, allow the shoulders to flex and then lower slowly.