Shoulder Exercise: Front Dumbbell Raise

Front Dumbbell Raise

Type Resistance Target (primary) Anterior deltoid Target (secondary)
Equipment Dumbbells
Mechanics Isolation Force Push
Plane of motion Sagittal plane
Other Unilateral

How is it performed?

  • Start out by holding a dumbbell in each hand in front of your upper legs.
  • Keep elbows straight or slightly bend as your raise your arms until they are horizontal or above. Return to starting position.

See the full shoulder workout here.

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Shoulder exercise: Dumbbell Shrug

Dumbbell Shrug

Type Resistance Target (primary) Upper trapezius
Target (secondary)
Equipment Dumbbells Mechanics Isolation Force Pull
Plane of motion Coronal plane Other Unilateral

How is it performed?

  • Start out by standing upright holding a dumbbell in each hand, arms at the sides. Elevate your shoulders as high as possible, then return to starting position.
  • Be carefull not to roll your shoulders instead of only moving them up and down.

See the full shoulder workout here.

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Shoulder exercise: Arnold Dumbbell Press

Arnold Dumbbell Press

Type Resistance
Target (primary) Anterior deltoid Target (secondary) Lateral deltoidTriceps
Equipment Dumbbells
Mechanics Compound
Force Push 
Plane of motion   Other Unilateral

How is it performed?

  • Start out by holding a dumbbell in each hand in front of your shoulders, palms facing inward.
  • Bring your elbows out to the sides and raise while you press the dumbbell overhead until your arms are extended. Return to starting position.

See the full shoulder workout here.

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