Standing Y Raise

Standing Y Raise


This exercise involves standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and raising your arms straight up above your head, forming a "Y" shape with your body. It helps to strengthen the shoulders, upper back, and core muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Standing Y 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 floor.
  3. Once 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 Y Raise Form & Visual

Standing Y Raise

Standing Y Raise Benefits

  • Increases grip strength
  • Improves core stability
  • Develops overall body strength
  • Enhances cardiovascular endurance
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Challenges mental toughness and resilience

Standing Y Raise Muscles Worked

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

Standing Y Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing T-raise
  • Standing W-raise
  • Standing V-raise
  • Standing I-raise
  • Standing Y-raise with dumbbells
  • Standing Y-raise with resistance bands
  • Standing Y-raise with cable machine
  • Standing Y-raise with medicine ball