Exercise band Shoulder lateral raises

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Exercise band Shoulder lateral raises.

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This is a good exercise for strength or endurance of the middle Deltoid
  2. Like any exercise you should only do the exercise if it is pain free during, after and the next day. Obviously it is normal to feel some delayed onset muscle soreness between 48 to 72 hours but this should be manageable
  3. Get about 1 metre of exercise band and stand on one end with your foot
  4. Take hold of the other end of the band with the opposite hand
  5. Make sure that the slack is taken up with the band by your side
  6. Now set your posture by squeezing your shoulder blades down and back.
  7. Next, keeping your elbow relatively straight, lift the arm out to the side.
  8. The plane of motion should be in scaption rather than abduction, which means the arm should angle slightly diagonally forwards.
  9. Once you reach just past horizontal with your arm then slowly return to the start position and repeat
  10. Choose a resistance band that is high for strengthening and is low for endurance.
  11. Perform 6- 10 repetitions and repeat for 3-5 sets in total for strength.
  12. For endurance you will need to do 15-25 repetitions and repeat for 3-5 sets.
  13. Rests need to be at least 3 minutes between sets for strength and no more than 30 seconds for endurance.
  14. You should aim to work either session 2 to 3 times per week once you have added resistance and you should slowly increase resistance levels as able

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