This post is going to focus on using resistance bands specifically for your shoulders. Here are the 3 of the best resistance band exercises.
1. Lateral Raises
Starting with the resistance band underneath both feet, you are going to hold each handle of the resistance band loosely at your sides, palms facing in. Then with an exhale bring both arms up until your body is in the shape of a T. Hold this pose then release back down into the starting position. This exercise works the middle of your shoulders with great emphasis and is effective in toning and strengthening.
2. StandingFront Shoulder Raise
Again starting with the resistance band underneath both feet, you are going to hold each hand down and out in front of you, palms facing down. Exhaling bring both handles up until your arms are fully extended in front of you. Hold this pose then release back down into the starting position. The standing front shoulder raise works exactly what you would think it would; the front of the shoulders.
3. Standing Upright Rows
Resistance band underneath both feet, you are going to start in the same position as the standing front shoulder raise except instead of bringing your arms up with straight arms you’re going to bring your elbows up and out while your hands move up to neck level, squeezing your shoulder blades tight. This exercise focuses on the front of the shoulders and also hits the back.
Training Tip – For all exercises when the band is under your feet you can use a wider stance for a more difficult resistance and a closed stance for easier resistance.
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