Lying Front Shoulder Raise With Resistance Bands

Exercise / Anterior deltoid


The Lying Front Shoulder Raise (LFRS) is an exercise that targets the lower part of the deltoid muscle. It is a good exercise for those looking to target muscle groups in the shoulders and upper body. It is very important for people who do sports, like running, or for people who play sports like golf or cricket.


Type – Isolation, Unilateral

Joint action – Shoulder flexion

How to perform the exercise


  • Anchor: Attach the anchor to the bottom of the door.
  • Bands: Attach each end of the band to a handle.

Body Position:

  • Lay on your back facing the door, 3 to 4 feet away.
  • Grip a handle in each hand, palms facing down pronated grip, can use ankle strap and use neutral grip to reduce undue stress on the elbow.
  • Feet should be flat on the floor, knees up, legs apart, and arms straight in between your legs, palms down.


  • Raise your arms away from the door until they are exactly above your shoulder height.
  • Return to your original position, by lowering band slowly.
  • Repeat.

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your hands close together and arms straight as you raise your arms.

Exercise Benefits

If you want to work your Anterior Deltoid (Front Shoulder) without compressing your spine, the Lying Front Shoulder Raise With Resistance Tube Bands is the workout for you. This is especially good for people who have back problems. You can isolate your Front Shoulder and avoid spinal compression by using the floor to stabilise your body.