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Front Raises


Description: Front Raises are a shoulder exercise that work primarily your shoulder muscles, but work other muscles such as the arms and the back muscles as well. Strong shoulders help you control and stabilize your golf swing especially at the top of your swing. They are also heavily involved in creating power in your swing as they help you perform the coil on the backswing and then help fire your arms throughout the downswing.

Summary:
  1. To perform a front raise stand erect with a dumbbells in your hands and your arms hanging straight down or slightly bent in front of your thighs. Make sure to start with a weight that you can easily control and maintain good form with throughout the exercise. This exercise can be performed with 2 arms or one at a time.
  2. Raise your arms until they are at least parallel with the ground (horizontal) or a bit past that point. Make sure to keep your spine straight and stable and avoid rocking back and forth.
  3. Raise up on the count of 1 and lower on the count of 3. Perform 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions either with both arms at the same time or 8-10 with each arm and gradually work up in weight over time when possible.
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