The alternating dumbbell front raise is an isolation exercise which builds muscle and strength in the anterior (Front) deltoids. Now, since the shoulders are a sensitive muscle group because of the rotator cuff, it’s important to train smarter rather than heavier. So, lighter to moderate weights are recommended for optimal results.
The deltoids are a three head muscle so they need a lot of attention. So, it’s beneficial to hit them often and frequent to ensure all are trained sufficiently. And the best strategy is to train all three heads with different movement, which include the front raise.
So, use the front raise variations including dumbbell work for the best results possible.
In This Exercise:
- Target Muscle Group: Anterior deltoid
- Type: Strength
- Mechanics: Isolation
- Equipment: Dumbbells
- Difficulty: Beginner
- Grip the dumbbells with a neutral hand position and hold them by your sides.
- Then, raise the left dumbbell with your arm straight until it reaches shoulder level.
- Now, lower your arms and perform the movement with your right arm.
- Alternate between arms for sets.
Variations & Tips:
- You can also perform the movement with both arms simultaneously.
- Beginners should train with moderate weights at the most, to ensure shoulder safety.
- The alternating dumbbell front raise is a very effective isolation exercise which works the anterior deltoids.
Watch: How to do the alternating dumbbell front raise