Band Lateral Raise




Equipment Needed:

Exercise Band

Workout type:

Strength Training, Toning

Body focus:


Stand with feet shoulder width apart and loop an exercise band under both feet, making sure you have the same amount of length on each side of your body. Keep your arms at your sides with palms facing in towards your thighs. Bend your elbows slightly and lift your arms up and out to your sides as high as is comfortable; try for at least shoulder height but aim for 2-6 inches higher than shoulder height. Your palms will be facing the ground at the top of the motion. Slowly lower your arms back down to your sides, and then repeat the motion. Up and back down is one repetition.

Purpose of the exercise

Lateral Raises predominantly target the deltoids but also engage the trapezius, biceps, and triceps. This move is excellent for toning and strengthening the arms and shoulders. The only piece of equipment you need for this upper body exercise is a resistance band, making it a great addition to an at home strength training program.


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