Exercise Band Standing Lateral Raises

Beginner Level of Difficulty

This is a shoulder exercise that trains the top of the deltoids.


Picture of Shoulders


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.

Picture of Glutes


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 standing lateral raises - step 1

Step 1

Start with your back straight and your feet placed shoulder width apart. Place the Thera-Band under both feet. Haven your arms straight and positioned at your side.

exercise band standing lateral raises - step 2

Step 2

Keeping your back straight, raise your arms to the side until shoulder level. Hold this position for a brief pause.

exercise band standing lateral raises - step 3

Step 3

Lower arms back down to your side and repeat.