dumbbell front raises Muscles Worked

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

Diagram of primary and secondary muscles worked from Dumbbell front raises

Muscles Targeted

Primary Muscles


Secondary Muscles


How to do Dumbbell front raises

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.


Animation of how to do Dumbbell front raises