Resistance Band Shoulder Raises

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This resistance band shoulder raise is a great exercise for the shoulders.

This exercise is very similar to the the reverse fly but instead you will be bring your arms to out to the front instead of bringing it to the side.

The shoulders raise is an isolation exercise which isolated the shoulder flexion.

The main muscle that this muscle focus on is the anterior deltoid with helps help from the biceps, serratus anterior and parts of the pectoral muscles.

The shoulder muscle has three heads which are the front, middle and rear deltoids. With this exercise it will focus more on the front deltoid but will also engage the other shoulder area as well.

What is great about this exercise is that you can perform this with both arms at the same time or alternate with one are at a time.

Since this exercise is harder than the other resistance band exercise you might want to use a less tension resistance band to do this exercise.

How to do the Resistance Band Shoulder Raises

The exercise instruction below is the the front raise. If after a few reps this exercise is too difficult, use a band with less resistance.

1.Stand on the middle of a medium band with your feet shoulder-width apart or narrower. 

2.Hold one end of the band in each hand.

3.Bending your elbows and bringing your upper arms slightly lower than shoulder level wrists directly above your elbows.

4.Extend your arms, pressing the handles above your head until your arms are straight but 

5.Slowly reverse the move to return to the starting position and immediately repeat.

Tip: To make sure you work all the muscle in your shoulders make sure to add the reverse fly.

Here is a great site for more resistance band workouts.

Watch the video below to make sure you are doing this exercise correctly

While doing this exercise make sure to keep your foot on the floor to minimize movement of your hips.

Resistance Band Workouts

The resistance band workout is as good or even better than buying weightlifting equipment. You can get a full workout with resistance training with less money.

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