Exercise band Shoulder press

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Exercise band Shoulder press

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 Deltoids
  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 take hold of the ends of the exercise band with each hand and loop it around your bottom
  4. Next kneel down and while keeping your back straight slightly lean forwards at your hips
  5. Now raise your hands to shoulder height at this point he slack should be taken up
  6. Make sure to rotate your wrists so that the palms of your hands are facing forward and your shoulder blades are down and together
  7. Your elbow position be in the plane of shoulder scaption, which is slightly in from of your body as this is less strain on your shoulder joints.
  8. This is your starting position.
  9. Now, exhale and push your hands upward until they are full extended at the top. Make sure that you aren’t shrugging your shoulders throughout.
  10. Then, after a brief pause at the top, slowly lower back down to the starting position while inhaling and repeat
  11. Choose a resistance band that is high for strengthening and is low for endurance.
  12. Perform 6- 10 repetitions and repeat for 3-5 sets in total for strength.
  13. For endurance you will need to do 15-25 repetitions and repeat for 3-5 sets.
  14. Rests need to be at least 3 minutes between sets for strength and no more than 30 seconds for endurance.
  15. 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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