Major Muscles and Actions Involved
The same as for the back raise. In this exercise there is also shoulder rotation to the rear which uses the same muscles but in a rotary action.
In addition to the sports uses listed in the section on the back raise, the backward twisting movement after the back raise can give an even a greater ROM in forward trunk rotation as occurs throwing and hitting actions. Developing the backward rotational action of these muscles creates a stronger stretch of the abdominal oblique's. It also helps to provide greater stability and movement potential in the midsection.
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