The dumbbell front raise can be an essential addition to your training routine to help build bigger shoulders, but are you sure you're even doing the exercise correctly?
For this movement, you shouldn't settle for anything other than perfect form—especially because it's such a killer exercise for a key muscle. Let Men's Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S. and associate fitness editor Brett Williams guide you through the move's subtleties, saving you from the bad habits that are keeping you from unlocking your fitness potential.
Before you grab a set of dumbbells and start swinging them up above your head, take note that it's extremely important to pay attention the movement here. Using the proper form is essential to make sure you're getting the most out of the exercise—particularly because of how easy it is to cheat and how common it is for guys to grab the wrong weights, putting their shoulder health at risk. Let's break down everything you need to know.