Chest Raise

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The chest raise is a beginner exercise that helps strengthen the muscles in the buttocks, lower back and erector spinae with a very low risk of injury.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Back (lower)

Back (lower)

The lower back is often not trained because it is not visible in the mirror. If you have weak lower back muscles, there is nothing to help pull back against the spine, putting you at risk of developing poor posture (hunched over). Weak lower back muscles can also lead to lower back pain.

Picture of Glutes

Glutes

Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

Exercise Instructions


chest raise - step 1

Step 1

Lie face down with your arms stretched out beside you and your palms face up.

chest raise - step 2

Step 2

Lift your legs, arms and chest off of the floor as high as you can and hold for a second.

chest raise - step 3

Step 3

Relax your body, return to the starting position and repeat.