Grasp dumbbells in both hands. Position dumbbells in front of upper legs with elbows straight or slightly bent.
Raise one dumbbell forward and upward with palms positioned downward until upper arm is above horizontal. Lower and repeat with opposite arm, alternating between arms.
Height of movement may depend on range of motion. Raise should be limited to height achieved just before tightness is felt in shoulder capsule. Alternatively, height just above horizontal may be considered adequate. Elbows may be kept straight or slightly bent throughout movement. Also see Dumbbell Front Raise.
- Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
- Deltoid, Lateral
- Trapezius, Middle
- Trapezius, Lower
- Serratus Anterior, Inferior Digitations