Dumbbell Incline T-raise

Dumbbell Incline T Raise


This exercise involves lying on an incline bench with dumbbells in hand and raising them out to the sides in a T-shape motion. It primarily targets the shoulders and upper back muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Dumbbell Incline T-raise Instructions

  1. Start by lying face down on an incline bench with a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Extend your arms straight down towards the floor with your palms facing each other.
  3. Slowly raise the dumbbells up and out to the sides until your arms are parallel to the ground, forming a “T” shape.
  4. Hold for a brief pause at the top of the movement, then slowly lower the dumbbells back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Dumbbell Incline T-raise Form & Visual

Dumbbell Incline T Raise

Dumbbell Incline T-raise Benefits

  • Targets the upper back muscles, specifically the trapezius and rhomboids
  • Improves posture and shoulder stability
  • Helps prevent shoulder injuries
  • Increases shoulder mobility and range of motion
  • Can be done with light weights and minimal equipment

Dumbbell Incline T-raise Muscles Worked

  • Shoulder (deltoid) muscles
  • Upper back (trapezius) muscles
  • Rear shoulder (posterior deltoid) muscles

Dumbbell Incline T-raise Variations & Alternatives

  • dumbbell-incline-y-raise
  • dumbbell-incline-w-raise
  • dumbbell-incline-l-raise
  • dumbbell-incline-i-raise
  • dumbbell-incline-rear-delt-fly