Standing T Raise

Standing T Raise


This exercise involves standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and raising your arms straight out to the sides until they are parallel with the ground. It primarily targets the shoulders and upper back muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Standing T Raise Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Slowly raise your arms out to the sides and up to shoulder height, forming a “T” shape with your body.
  3. Hold this position for a few seconds, then slowly lower your arms back down to your sides.
  4. Repeat for 10-15 repetitions.

Standing T Raise Form & Visual

Standing T Raise

Standing T Raise Benefits

  • Improves flexibility and range of motion in the calf muscles
  • Helps prevent injury by warming up the muscles before physical activity
  • Relieves tension and tightness in the calves
  • Can improve balance and stability
  • May help alleviate plantar fasciitis and other foot conditions

Standing T Raise Muscles Worked

  • Shoulder muscles (deltoids)
  • Upper back muscles (trapezius)
  • Neck muscles (levator scapulae)

Standing T Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing Y-raise
  • Standing W-raise
  • Standing V-raise
  • Standing I-raise
  • Standing L-raise
  • Standing A-raise
  • Standing O-raise
  • Standing X-raise
  • Standing T-raise (original exercise)