Cable Y Raise

Cable Y Raise


This exercise involves attaching a cable to a low pulley and standing facing the machine. The cable is then pulled upwards and outwards in a diagonal motion, raising the arms and creating tension in the shoulders and upper back muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Y Raise Instructions

  1. Start by attaching a cable to a low pulley machine.
  2. Stand facing the machine with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent.
  3. Grasp the handle with both hands and extend your arms straight out in front of you at shoulder height.
  4. Keeping your arms straight, lift the cable up and out to the sides until they are parallel with the floor.
  5. Hold for a second, then slowly lower the cable back down to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Y Raise Form & Visual

Cable Y Raise

Cable Y Raise Benefits

  • Targets the rear deltoids, which are often neglected in traditional shoulder exercises
  • Improves shoulder stability and posture
  • Can help prevent shoulder injuries
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to dumbbell or barbell exercises
  • Can be easily modified for different fitness levels by adjusting the weight or cable height

Cable Y Raise Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids (shoulders)
  • Trapezius (upper back)
  • Rhomboids (upper back)
  • Rotator cuff muscles (shoulders)

Cable Y Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Cable T raise
  • Cable W raise
  • Cable V raise
  • Cable L raise
  • Cable I raise