Underhand Front Raise

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Dumbbell front raise with an underhand grip
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Dumbbells
  • Muscles Targeted: Shoulders, chest
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4, each of 8-10 reps
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

The underhand front raise, unlike the other variations, is performed with a supinated grip which allows your elbows to move more in front of your body thereby engaging more of the front deltoid muscles. Also, the dropping motion of your elbows in the bottom position works more upper pectoral muscles.

Underhand Front Raise Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Dumbbell front raise with an underhand grip
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Dumbbells
  • Muscles Targeted: Shoulders, chest
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4, each of 8-10 reps
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

How to do Underhand Front Raise

Underhand Front Raise

Take a pair of dumbbells (weighing about 20 lbs) and hold them at arm’s length with an underhand grip, positioning them next to your thighs. Pause for 1-2 seconds at the top of the motion before lowering the weights back to the initial position.

You may also do this exercise by using a barbell or low-pulley cable machine.

Dumbbell Front Raise with Underhand Grip Tips

  • Hold the dumbbells close and bring them together at the top of the motion to focus more on your upper pectoral muscles.
  • Moving the dumbbells straight up in a semi-circular manner works your front deltoids more.

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