Band Lateral Raises with Palm Up




Equipment Needed:

Exercise Band

Workout type:

Low Impact, 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 band on each side of your body. Hold your arms by your sides and turn your palms to face outward as much as you can. Bend your elbows slightly and lift your arms up over your shoulders, rotating your arm to end with your palms facing in towards each other at the top of the range of 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

Band Lateral Raises with Palms Up is a variation of the traditional move that primarily targets the front deltoid and biceps, but also the trapezius. The number of muscles engaged and the minimal equipment required makes this an all around great upper body exercise. This variation of the upper body training motion is especially useful for those who want to get more range of motion out of their deltoids and focus on strengthening the front of that muscle. Anyone looking to add definition and/or size to the front of their deltoids should add this slightly modified version of the traditional exercise to their regular resistance training routine.


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