How to do Front Raises: Step-By-Step & Video

How to do Front Raises: Step-By-Step & Video

Front Raises are similar to side raises, as they are more difficult than they look and a little weight goes a long way. Front Raises work your deltoids, upper and lower trapezius, pectorals, biceps. This is a great workout to fight the bra bulge. 

Front Raises Modifications

Based on your Fitness Level 

  • Beginner, Intermediate, & Expert: All levels will want to use dumbbells, one in each hand. For each fitness level you will want to pick a weight that is challenging but allows you to finish each set.

  1. Stand with feet about shoulder-width apart. Keep the back straight and feet planted flat on the floor. Your arms holding weights hanging down in front of your body.
  2. Palms facing back toward the thighs. Ensure that you have a firm grip.
  3. Brace the abdominal muscles.
  4. Left the weights upward, inhaling, with arms out in front and palms facing down. Keep a slight bend in the elbows to reduce the stress on the joints. Pause when the arms are approximately horizontal to the floor and feel the contraction in the shoulders.
  5. Return the weight to the starting position at the thighs with a slow and controlled motion while exhaling.

This is one front raise Complete the number of recommended reps.


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