Band Lateral Raise

Band Lateral Raise


This exercise involves standing with feet shoulder-width apart and holding a resistance band with both hands. The band is then lifted laterally, away from the body, until the arms are parallel to the ground. This exercise targets the shoulders and can be modified by adjusting the tension of the band.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Band Lateral Raise Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a resistance band in each hand.
  2. Bring your arms up to shoulder height, keeping a slight bend in your elbows.
  3. Slowly raise your arms out to the sides, keeping them at shoulder height and squeezing your shoulder blades together.
  4. Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, then slowly lower your arms back down to shoulder height.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Band Lateral Raise Form & Visual

Band Lateral Raise

Band Lateral Raise Benefits

  • Targets the lateral deltoid muscle, which helps to widen the shoulders and create a more defined look
  • Improves shoulder stability and mobility
  • Can be done with resistance bands, making it a convenient exercise to do at home or while traveling
  • Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional dumbbell lateral raises
  • Can be easily modified by changing the resistance band or adjusting the angle of the exercise

Band Lateral Raise Muscles Worked

  • Deltoid (shoulder) muscles
  • Trapezius (upper back) muscles
  • Rotator cuff muscles

Band Lateral Raise Variations & Alternatives