Shoulders workouts Alternating Front Raises by Men's Fitness Editors March 1, 2017 12.37pm Type Strength Training Equipment Dumbbells Body Parts Shoulders Photo credits: Top, Steer Digital Media; Step 1, James Michelfelder. Step-by-step instructions 1. Hold a dumbbell in each hand in front of your thighs. 2. Brace your core and, keeping your arms straight, raise one of the weights up to shoulder level, alternating hands.