Band Y Raise

Band Y Raise


The Band Y Raise exercise is a resistance training exercise that targets the muscles of the upper back and shoulders. To perform the Band Y Raise exercise, you will need a resistance band.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Band Y Raise Instructions

  1. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Take a resistance band and hold it with both hands, palms facing down.
  3. Bring the band up to shoulder height, keeping your elbows bent and close to your sides.
  4. Slowly raise your arms above your head, straightening your elbows as you go.
  5. Hold the position for a few seconds, then slowly lower your arms back down to shoulder height.
  6. Repeat for 10-15 repetitions.

Band Y Raise Form & Visual

Band Y Raise

Band Y Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens the shoulders and upper back muscles
  • Improves posture and reduces risk of shoulder injuries
  • Targets the rear deltoids, which are often neglected in other exercises
  • Can be done with resistance bands, making it a convenient exercise to do at home or while traveling
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels by adjusting the resistance of the band or using dumbbells instead

Band Y Raise Muscles Worked

  • Rhomboids
  • Shoulder external rotators
  • Posterior deltoids
  • Upper trapezius
  • Rotator cuff muscles

Band Y Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Band X raise
  • Individual raise
  • Cost of living adjustment
  • Bonus
  • Stock options