Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredDumbbell
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypePull
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Shoulders Muscle Anatomy Diagram

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

  2. Choose a pair of dumbbells and sit on the end of a bench while maintaining a straight back. 
  3. Inhale, brace your abs, and raise your arms vertically while holding the dumbbells with a pronated grip. Keep a slight bend in your elbow.
  4. Once your arms are parallel with the floor, slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
  5. 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.


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