How to do a Dumbbell Lateral Raise To Front Raise

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About Dumbbell Lateral Raise To Front Raise

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Shoulders Strength
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Instructions: How To

Dumbbell Lateral Raise to Front Raise is a combination of both Shoulder Raise, and Front Raise. Both movements in this exercise are isolation movements that primarily target the shoulder. By performing these exercises together, you can more completely target your shoulders than by using one of these two movements.

  1. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand and hold them at your sides, palms facing your legs.
  2. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and bend your knees slightly.
  3. Keep your core engaged, back straight, and gaze forward to maintain proper posture throughout this exercise.
  4. Engage your shoulder to raise the dumbbells out to either side. Your palms should be facing down at the top of the movement.
  5. Hold this position before slowly returning the dumbbells to the starting position.
  6. Engage your shoulders again to raise the dumbbells out in front of you.
  7. As you raise the dumbbells this time, rotate your wrist 90 degrees such that your palms are facing down at the end of the movement.
  8. Maintain tension in your shoulders as you slowly return to the starting position.
  9. Continue alternating between a lateral and front raise for the duration of the exercise.
  10. Completing both is considered one rep.

Common Mistakes

  • Swinging the Dumbbells

    Using momentum, or recruiting additional muscle groups can help you lift heavier weights with this exercise. However it also reduces the effectiveness, and increases the risk of injury. Keep your weights on the lighter side, and focus on controlling the weight. If you’re struggling, consider using a seated variation. This can help you prevent swinging the dumbbells or adding additional movements to this exercise.

  • Limit Range of Motion

    Raising the weight too high can increase your risk of injury, and isn’t particularly beneficial for these exercises. Limit your range of motion to around shoulder height. If you’re looking to make the exercise more challenging consider pausing for a moment at the top of the movement.

  • High Resistance

    Extending your arms away from your body increases the tension placed on your joint’s and muscles. Keep the resistance for this exercise fairly light, and focus on moving slowly, and controlling the movement before you add more resistance.

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