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The Band side lateral raise is an upper body exercise that primarily targets the shoulder muscles. This is an isolation exercise which is well suited to beginner lifters.



  • Grab onto the band in different positions to change the tension and increase or decrease the difficulty of the exercise.



  • Stand with feet together and grab on to a resistance band with both hands by your sides. There should be slight tension in the band at the start of the exercise.
  • Keeping your arms straight, lift them up and out to your sides until they are parallel to the ground.
  • Lower your arms back down to your sides in a slow and controlled motion.

Shoulder Muscle Diagram.

Shoulder Muscles