Standing W Raise

Standing W Raise


This exercise involves standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and raising your arms straight out to the sides, forming a "T" shape with your body. It helps to strengthen the muscles in your shoulders and upper back.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Standing W 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, keeping them straight and parallel to the ground.
  3. When your arms are at shoulder height, pause for a moment.
  4. Slowly lower your arms back down to your sides.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Standing W Raise Form & Visual

Standing W Raise

Standing W Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens the shoulders and upper back muscles
  • Improves posture and alignment
  • Increases shoulder mobility and flexibility
  • Can help prevent shoulder injuries
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment

Standing W Raise Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboids
  • Rotator cuff muscles

Standing W Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing T-raise
  • Standing Y-raise
  • Standing W-raise with dumbbells
  • Standing W-raise with resistance bands
  • Standing W-raise with cable machine