Band Shoulder Press
This exercise involves using a resistance band to perform a shoulder press, which targets the deltoid muscles in the shoulders. The band provides constant tension throughout the movement, making it a challenging and effective exercise for building shoulder strength and stability.
Band Shoulder Press Instructions
- Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and holding a resistance band in each hand.
- Bring your hands up to shoulder height, with your palms facing forward and the bands crossing in front of your chest.
- Press the bands up and overhead, straightening your arms and keeping your palms facing forward.
- Lower the bands back down to shoulder height and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
- Make sure to engage your core and keep your back straight throughout the exercise.
Band Shoulder Press Form & Visual
Band Shoulder Press Benefits
- Targets the shoulders, triceps, and upper back muscles
- Improves shoulder stability and mobility
- Helps to correct muscle imbalances in the upper body
- Can be performed with a variety of resistance bands, making it a versatile exercise for all fitness levels
- Allows for a greater range of motion compared to traditional dumbbell or barbell shoulder presses
- Engages the core muscles for added stability and balance
- Can be easily modified to target specific areas of the shoulders, such as the front, middle, or rear deltoids
Band Shoulder Press Muscles Worked
- Rotator cuff muscles
Band Shoulder Press Variations & Alternatives
- Single-arm band shoulder press
- Band shoulder press with rotation
- Band shoulder press with lateral raise
- Band shoulder press with front raise
- Band shoulder press with reverse fly
- Band shoulder press with bicep curl
- Band shoulder press with tricep extension
- Band shoulder press with overhead tricep extension
- Band shoulder press with upright row