Dumbbell Incline Y-raise

Dumbbell Incline Y Raise


This exercise involves lying on an incline bench with dumbbells in hand and raising them in a Y shape above the head. It primarily targets the shoulders and upper back muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Dumbbell Incline Y-raise Instructions

  1. Start by lying on an incline bench with your chest facing up and your feet firmly planted on the ground.
  2. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing down and your arms extended straight out in front of you.
  3. Slowly raise your arms up and out to the sides, forming a “Y” shape with your body.
  4. Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then slowly lower your arms back down to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Dumbbell Incline Y-raise Form & Visual

Dumbbell Incline Y Raise

Dumbbell Incline Y-raise Benefits

  • Strengthens glutes and hamstrings
  • Improves hip mobility and stability
  • Targets lower back muscles
  • Can help alleviate lower back pain
  • Increases overall core strength
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Dumbbell Incline Y-raise Muscles Worked

  • Anterior deltoid
  • Medial deltoid
  • Upper trapezius
  • Rotator cuff muscles

Dumbbell Incline Y-raise Variations & Alternatives

  • dumbbell incline T-raise
  • dumbbell incline W-raise
  • dumbbell incline Y-raise (original exercise)
  • dumbbell incline L-raise
  • dumbbell incline O-raise