Incline dumbbell front raise exercise

Incline dumbbell front raise

Exercise details

  • Target muscle: Anterior Deltoid
  • Synergists: Lateral Deltoid, Clavicular (Upper) Pectoralis Major, Serratus Anterior, Middle and Lower Trapezius
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Force: Push

Starting position

  1. Sit on a bench that is inclined at 45 degrees with a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Allow the dumbbells to hang straight down by your sides.


  1. Keeping your elbows slightly flexed, exhale as you raise the dumbbells forward and upward in a semicircular motion until they are way above the height of your shoulders.
  2. Hold for a count of two.
  3. Slowly lower the dumbbells to the starting position in a controlled manner.
  4. Repeat.

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Incline dumbbell front raise videos

Overhand grip

Overhand grip raising slightly out to sides

Overhand grip remaining above the thighs


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