A Complete Guide to Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance Band Exercises

Shoulder Press

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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 and hold the ends with your hands in front of your shoulders with your palms facing inwards or forwards. Maintain the natural curve in your lower back.
  2. There should be some tension in the resistance band at this starting position.
End Position:
  1. In a standing position with your arms extended vertically with your palms facing in or forward and the natural curve in your lower back.
Action:
  1. Extend your arms vertically above your head maintaining 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 used to increase/ decrease the difficulty of the exercise.
  2. This exercise may also be performed in a seated position with the resistance band wrapped around the chair/ bench.
  3. You may also increase the difficulty of the exercise by performing with one arm at a time, i.e. with both ends of the resistance band in one band.
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Start position

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End position

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