How To Do & Muscles Worked

dumbbell front raises

The front raise is an accessory exercise that primarily targets the deltoids (shoulders). It will help you build up round and strong shoulders.

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Challenging

Which Muscles Are Worked?

Diagram of primary and secondary muscles worked from Dumbbell front raises

Primary Muscles


Secondary Muscles


Exercise Type

Dumbbell icon

How to do dumbbell front raises Properly

Step by Step Guide

Begin standing with the feet hip distance apart. Hold a dumbbell in each hand you’re your thighs with a pronated grip (palms facing behind you) and the arms straight.

While keeping the shoulder blades down and back, raise the dumbbells up to chest height with the palms facing down.

Then, lower the arms back down toward your thighs with control.

Repeat for the desired repetitions.

Common Mistakes

A common mistake is shrugging the shoulders during which fires the upper traps. Instead, keep the shoulders down and back while raising the arms forward. This way you target solely the front of the shoulders.


Animation of how to do Dumbbell front raises