Lateral Raise with Exercise Bands

Lateral raises with exercise bands are a great shoulder exercise.  Unlike dumbbells you keep more tension on your shoulders at the bottom end of this lift using the exercise bands.

Lateral Raise with Exercise Band

Primary Muscles Used

Exercise Band Lateral Raise Muscles Used

Lateral Raise with Exercise Band Instructions

  • Stand on a band with a shoulder width stance and your arms hanging at your sides.
  1. Raise the arms laterally to shoulder height using a pronated grip (palms facing down) while keeping the elbows slightly bent.
  2. Slowly lower the band back to the starting position under control.
  3. Repeat.
Lateral Raise with Exercise Bands Demonstration

Tim's list of benefits for the Lateral Raise with Exercise Bands

  • The banded lateral raise utilizes bands to provide accommodating resistance during the exercise. As you get closer to the full contraction, the more resistance is applied to the target muscle groups.
  • Exercise bands are a more steady feel so it is easier on a shoulder just coming back from injury.
  • This is one of the exercises that is great for working the rotator cuff, just make sure you use a light band, once you go to a heavy band, you are primarily working the delts instead of the smaller rotator muscles.

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