I'm Renee Byrd, and this is the dos and don'ts of dumbbell front raises. Dumbbell front raises are great to define the shoulders. However when done improperly you are really putting yourself at some serious risk for future shoulder injuries. Today I'm going to go through the proper form and technique. So lets talk about the dos of performing a proper front shoulder raise. The first thing we are going to do is your stance. Always check your stance guys. So your chest is out. Your abs are drawn in. You want to make sure that your shoulders are drawn back and down so you are really engaging your lats and your core. And then make sure that you have a slight tilt in your pelvis so that you don't have this really big arch in your back. Because that's really bad for your lower back. And remember not to lock out those elbows. So as you lift your weight what you want to do is slightly turn those thumbs upward. And then return them back to position as you lower your weights back down. So lift your weights nice and slow. Don't forget to breathe. Rotate those thumbs right before you get to the top. Rotate them back down. Some of the don'ts. Guys remember not to break your wrist. So as you are lifting the weights out in front of you you are rotating your thumbs down, that's great. But don't bring your wrists up and don't break them down. Just hold them nice and strong. Bring your weights slowly back down again not forgetting to breathe. And we're remembering not to rock your body. So again proper stance, lifting your weights really engaging those shoulders. Rotating at the thumbs and bringing them back down.