Lateral Raise With Flat Bands

Area Targeted: Side Shoulder

Lateral Raise With Flat Bands is a classic exercise for working and building the Lateral (side) Shoulder. Flat resistance bands are amazing because they are so simple to use, yet they work so well. You will be shocked at how effectively this exercise targets and builds the Shoulders.

Learn set-up, movements and points to remember below:

Set Up

Anchor: Not Required.

Bands: Stand on the band(s) hips width apart.

Body Positioning: Grip an end of the band in each hand and stand up straight with your back straight, head straight, chest up, and stomach tight. Start with your arms slightly bent and palms facing in, at your sides. The band should not have slack at the starting position.


Raise your arms straight out until your elbows are at shoulder height. Slowly return to the starting position. Repeat.

Points To Remember

1. Rotate your upper arm bone forward so that as you raise your arms out to the side, with your elbows are leading the movement.