Standing Lateral Raise With Resistance Bands

Exercise / Middle Deltoid


Lateral raises are a great exercise for the Trapezius muscle group and a fantastic way to get a full body workout. The exercise is easy to perform and can be done anywhere. It is a good idea to do them every day to make your muscles get stronger and to get you started on a healthy lifestyle. The secret to performing well with resistance band exercises is to start with a light weight and gradually increase the weight as you move towards the heavy weight.


Type – Isolation, Isolateral

Joint Action – Shoulder Abduction

How to perform the exercise


  • Anchor: Not required.
  • Bands: Attach each end of the band to a handle.

Body Position:

  • Place your feet hip-width apart on the band.
  • Stand up straight, head straight, chest up, and stomach tight.
  • Begin with your arms at your sides, slightly bent and palms facing in.


  • Raise your arms to shoulder height by extending them out to the sides.
  • Return to your original position.
  • Repeat.

Exercise Tips

  • Rotate your upper arm bone forward so that your elbows are higher than your hands as you raise your arms out to the side.

Exercise Benefits

The Standing Front Shoulder Raise With Resistance Bands is a great way to work your Middle Deltoid without having to perform any overhead pressing. Linear Progressive Resistance is an effective and safe way to strengthen your shoulder muscles.