Fit Mom Band Raises

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The band raise is a beginner level upper body exercise that targets the shoulders.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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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.

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Back (upper)

You can’t see your back without a lot of effort, but this doesn't mean you shouldn’t train it. Back exercises consisting of both back stretching and back strengthening is very important to your health and overcoming back pain.

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


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Step 1

Start in a standing position with your feet hip width apart. Stand on the band and hold a handle in each hand.

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Step 2

Raise the band to shoulder height keeping your arms straight through the entire range of motion.

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Step 3

Lower the band back down to the starting position.