WHAT MUSCLES DOES THIS EXERCISE TARGET? 
The primary area targeted here is the core. Once you try this one, you'll see how it challenges the upper body too. 

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM THIS EXERCISE?
This exercise will provide strength, stability and, endurance to your core. A strong, stable, and high endurance core is exactly what you need to perform better in all activities while protecting your low back. 

HOW SHOULD I USE THIS EXERCISE IN MY WORKOUTS? 
This exercise is very versatile. It serves as an excellent core exercise during a core-specific workout or at the end of your workout. It's also great as a warm-up on upper body day! Try 2-3 sets of 8-15 raises on each side. 


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