Instructions and effects for the Lateral Raise with Bands exercise
lateral raise with bands
Set-up: Stand next to an immovable object with resistance band fixed or looped securely around it at hip height.
Lift: Grasp the band with the hand across from the supporting object, and bring it to a resting position slightly in front of the body, at your side. From a strong, stable base lift the band to the side and away from your body. Raise the band to parallel with the floor, hold and return. Do not use momentum, and maintain control both lifting and lowering the band.
Emphasis: Don't let the elbows drop below the wrists as this will shift the emphasis of the exercise from the lateral head of the deltoids to the anterior head.
Repetitions: Perform all prescribed reps on one side, then on the other. This counts as one set.