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Standing Towel Raises

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your shoulders leve, do not shrug them
  • Do not strain your neck by pulling too hard

Standing Towel Raises

This exercise targets your neck and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week


Hand Towel

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Neck

Equipment: Hand Towel

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Neck

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold the ends of a towel with both hands and wrap it behind your head. Look down, keeping your elbows close to your sides.

  1. 1 Slowly raise your head up while providing resistance by pulling the ends of the towel until your neck is at a 45 degree angle to your shoulders.
  2. 2 Slowly lower your head back down to starting position, continuing to provide resistance.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.