Front arm raises help develop strength in the deltoid muscles of the shoulder. In the following video, Kristen Feola, author of Spiritually Strong and former personal trainer, demonstrates the proper way to perform a front arm raise.
Hi, I’m Kristen Feola, author of the book, Spiritually Strong. Today I’m going to show you an exercise that is featured in my book. Let’s begin.
Front arm raises are extremely beneficial for building up the deltoid muscles, particularly the anterior deltoid. And, they can increase your range of motion of the joint and also increase your flexibility.
First of all, you want to make sure your feet are set – about shoulder width apart. Knees are soft, which means they’re slightly bent. Shoulders are back. Chest is out, and abs are tight. Once you’re in position, then you’re ready to begin the exercise.
You’re going to lift the weights up to shoulder height. And, make sure you’re not using your body to heave that weight up. Only the arms are moving. Lift to shoulder height, and release. You’re going to exhale as you lift, and inhale to lower.
A lot of times you’ll see people lifting the weight clear about their head. I would not recommend that. It puts a lot of stress on the shoulder joint. It’s not necessary. Only lift to shoulder height, and release. That way you protect yourself from injury.
Thank you so much for viewing this front arm raise exercise video. I hope it’s been helpful for you. If you haven’t already gotten a copy of my book, Spiritually Strong, you can find it online, you can order it through my website, or get it wherever books are sold. And, I pray that God blesses you on your journey to be physically and spiritually stronger. You can find other Upper Body Exercise videos here.