Shoulder Raises - Resistance Band
Upper Body Resistance Band Exercises Video Series
The resistance band shoulder raises is the next exercise in this
fitness video series.
This is another exercise for the shoulder muscles. It is similar to the
reverse fly but instead of bringing the arms out to the side you will
bring them out in front of your body.
This particular workout is an isolation move which isolates shoulder
The primary target is the anterior deltoid with help from the
biceps, serratus anterior and parts of the pectoral muscles.
The deltoid is a triangular muscle that is located on the uppermost
part of the arm and the rounded portion of the shoulder.
The should has three heads (the front, middle and rear deltoids). This
exercise targets the front deltoid but does engage the other shoulder
areas as well.
As with many resistance band exercises, you can perform this with both
arms at the same time or alternate with one arm at a time.
For this one, less tension in the resistance bands might be necessary
in order to complete the needed repetitions.
Exercise #5 - Front Shoulder Raises
The step by step instructions below are for the front raises. If after
a few reps it becomes too difficult, use a band with less resistance.
Place the resistance band under both feet with legs shoulder width
- Grab the band at both ends and place your arms next to you
and slightly in front of the body.
- Slowly lift both arms straight out in front of you keeping
elbows slightly bent. Lift to about shoulder height. As an alternative,
you can lift one arm at a time and alternate each arm.
- Slowly return to starting position.
- Repeat for 6 to 16 repetitions.
Combine this exercise with the reverse fly to work all areas of the
shoulder during your upper body workout.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
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Back Stretching Exercises
Keeping your back healthy and strong can help minimize injuries. In
addition to strengthening exercises, be sure to do some back stretches.
Benefits of Warming Up
Before you start your workout, be sure to do some warm up exercises.
Warming up before exercise helps get your muscles ready and can prevent
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