Dumbbell Forward Raises

forward raise dumbbell excerciseEquipment Required: a pair of dumbbells

Technique

  1. Start by standing with the feet shoulder width apart and the torso in an upright position, with a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Turn the dumbbells so that the palms are facing your thighs and slightly bend at the elbows.
  3. Keeping your arm relatively straight, raise your right arm in front of you until the dumbbell is directly in front of your shoulder.
  4. Pause and slowly lower to the starting position.
  5. repeat the movement with the left arm, and continue alternating arms until all repetitions are complete.

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If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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