Alternating Dumbbell Front Raises-Kneeling

by Anthony Carey, MA

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Alternate arm dumbbell front raises are done kneeling so that we take away the ankle and foot contribution to your front to back balance. When you raise your arms in front of you with the dumbbells, challenge your anterior delts as you raise the dumbbell. At the same time you'll have a front to back momentum to control. So without the ankle and the knee helping here, you need to really use the hip muscles to control this motion as you go through the traditional front raise. If we wanted to progress this exercise, go on an unstable surface like the BOSU balance trainer. Now, this is going to reflect more shifts in your center of gravity, which are going to have to be controlled to maintain your stability over center.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.