Exercise Band Shoulder Press

Beginner Level of Difficulty

This is an excellent shoulder exercise that trains all of the deltoid muscles. This exercise uses the Thera-Band to control the resistance throughout the range of motion.


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The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

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Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

Equipment Used

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Exercise Band

The exercise band is used in resistance training. The bands comes in a variety of colours depending on the amount of tension they offer. The exercise bands give constant resistance throughout the entire range of motion during an exercise and cause less stress on the joints.

Exercise Instructions

exercise band shoulder press - step 1

Step 1

Start with your back straight and your feet shoulder width apart. With the Thera-Band placed underneath your feet, bring your arms to shoulder level with a 90 degree bend in your elbow.

exercise band shoulder press - step 2

Step 2

Keeping your back straight and your elbows pulled back, extend your arms above your head and slightly towards the center.

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Step 3

Lower your arms back to 90 degrees and repeat the action.