The towel dumbbell front raise is a variation of the dumbbell front raise that involves hanging a dumbbell from a towel held in the hands. It could also be performed with a kettlebell or weight plate. It can provide variety in a shoulder-focused muscle-building workout or as part of an upper-body or full-body circuit.
Intense shoulder burn focusing primarily on the front or anterior deltoids
More difficult than a standard dumbbell front raise, allowing greater challenge with less weight
Swinging weight provides additional stabilization challenge to core and upper back
Roll up a small towel and grasp it by the ends. Encircle the towel around a dumbbellâ€™s handle pressed up against the inner side of the upper plate, keeping your hands together to ensure the weight doesnâ€™t slip through the loop. Let your arms hang down directly in front of you. This will be your starting position.
With your arms extended, do a front raise, bringing your hands up to about eye level in a smooth motion. Lower under control and repeat for reps.