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Dumbbell Single Arm Underhand Front Raise

Dumbbell Single Arm Underhand Front Raise

The Dumbbell Single Arm Underhand Front Raise is a fantastic exercise that targets the muscles of the shoulders and upper back. This exercise primarily works the anterior deltoid, the muscles in the front of the shoulder, while also engaging the traps and upper back. To perform this exercise, you'll need a set of dumbbells. Begin by standing tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold a dumbbell in one hand with an underhand grip, palm facing your body. Keep your arm fully extended and relaxed by your side. Now, slowly lift the dumbbell in front of you, maintaining a slight bend in your elbow. As you raise your arm, focus on leading with your elbow rather than your hand, keeping your palm facing your body. Continue to raise the dumbbell until your arm is parallel to the ground or slightly higher, making sure to maintain control throughout the movement. Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, squeezing your shoulder and upper back muscles. Then, slowly lower the dumbbell back to the starting position, resisting the urge to let it drop. Complete the desired number of repetitions on one arm before switching to the other side. The Dumbbell Single Arm Underhand Front Raise is a great exercise to incorporate into your upper body workout routine. It helps strengthen and tone the muscles of your shoulders and upper back, helping to improve posture and overall upper body strength. Be sure to start with a weight that challenges you but still allows for proper form. As always, listen to your body and never push through any pain or discomfort.

Instructions

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in one hand with an underhand grip.
  • Keep your back straight and your core engaged throughout the movement.
  • Let the dumbbell hang in front of your body with your arm fully extended.
  • Keeping your elbow slightly bent, exhale and lift the dumbbell straight in front of you, aiming for shoulder height.
  • Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, focusing on contracting your shoulder muscles.
  • Inhale and slowly lower the dumbbell back to the starting position in a controlled manner.
  • Complete the desired number of repetitions on one arm before switching to the other side.
  • Remember to maintain proper form and avoid any swinging or jerking motions.

Tips & Tricks

  • Focus on maintaining proper form and technique throughout the exercise.
  • Engage your core and keep your back straight to prevent any unnecessary strain.
  • Start with a weight that challenges you but allows you to complete the exercise with proper form. Gradually increase the weight as you get stronger.
  • Control the movement of the dumbbell and avoid using momentum to lift the weight.
  • Exhale as you lift the dumbbell and inhale as you lower it to ensure proper breathing technique.
  • Keep your shoulder relaxed and avoid shrugging it during the movement.
  • Do not swing or jerk the dumbbell. Squeeze your shoulder muscles to lift the weight.
  • Gradually increase the range of motion as your flexibility improves, but never overextend or compromise your form.
  • Give equal attention to both arms to maintain balance and symmetry in your upper body.
  • Remember to warm up before performing this exercise and stretch your shoulder muscles afterward to prevent injury.
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