Stand with feet shoulder width apart and loop an exercise band under your feet, making sure you have the same amount of band on each side.
Raise upper arms out to the side, letting your elbow bend so that your wrist stays directly under your elbow. Lead the upward motion with your elbow.
Raise your hands as close to shoulder height as you can, still keeping your wrists under your elbows. Then slowly lower your arms back down to a full extension before repeating the motion. Continue for a set number of repetitions or a set time period.
The Wide Upright Row is a great way to target the top and sides of your shoulders. For women; when you use light resistance and high repetitions, this exercise serves to tone and define the neck and shoulders, which looks great in a strapless dress or tank top. For men; with high resistance and low repetitions the Upright Row can effectively build size and strength in the deltoids and trapezius muscles. This can add width to your shoulders, giving you a more masculine stature. Using either approach, this is a great upper body exercise for the outer and upper shoulders.