What muscles do Alternating Front Raise work?
The alternating front raise primarily works the anterior (front) deltoid muscle, as well as the pectoralis major (chest) and the biceps. It can also engage the traps (trapezius) and the serratus anterior to a lesser extent.
How do you do a Alternating Front Raise?
To perform an alternating front raise exercise:
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding a pair of AguaForce Weights at your sides, with your palms facing in.
- Keep your shoulders relaxed and your core engaged.
- Lift one AguaForce Weight forward, keeping your arm straight and your palm facing down, until it is level with your shoulder.
- Pause briefly at the top, then slowly lower the weight back to the starting position.
- Repeat the movement with the other arm.
- Continue alternating arms for the desired number of reps.
It's important to use a weight that is appropriate for your strength level and to keep your movements smooth and controlled, avoiding any swinging or momentum. Keep your neck and spine in a neutral position, avoiding any excessive arching or rounding of the back.