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Dumbbell Seated Front Raise

  • Intermediate
  • Dumbbell · Deck Step · Bench · Plyometric Jump Box
  • Shoulders

Setup instructions

1) Set the bench/step to be in an incline position.

2) Sit upright on the bench and plant the feet on the floor - chest up, core tight, back flat and head neutral. If you can adjust the bench seat, lift the back to be at a 90 degree angle. Sit with your back fully supported.

3) Grab the dumbbells with an overhand grip - let them hang by your waist.

Perform instructions

1) Keep the arms straight and lift the weight towards the ceiling. The endpoint should be your arms parallel to the floor - directly aligned with your chest.

2) Pause for a second and slowly lower to the starting position.

3) Repeat.

Health benefits

Strength · Muscular Endurance

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