A Complete Guide to Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance Band Exercises

Lateral Raise

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Start Position:
  1. In a standing position with your feet shoulder-width apart, place the mid-point of the resistance band under both feet, cross the resistance band in front of your knees and hold the ends with your hands in front of your thighs, i.e. with your arms slightly bent and your palms facing in.
  2. Maintain the natural curve in your lower back.
  3. There should be some tension in the resistance band at this starting position.
End Position:
  1. In a standing position with your arms slightly bent and out to the side at about shoulder-level with your palms facing down. Maintain the natural curve in your lower back.
Action:
  1. With your arms slightly bent, lift your arms out to the side and away from your body to about shoulder-level. Maintain the natural curve in your lower back. This can be assisted by keeping your core engaged.
  2. Your head should be kept in a position in line with your body, i.e. not tilting forward.
  3. Then, return to the start position and repeat.
Modification Options:
  1. Vary the strength or length of the resistance band to increase/ decrease the difficulty of the exercise.
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Start position

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End position

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