Band shoulder press exercise

Band shoulder press

Exercise details

  • Target muscle: Anterior Deltoid
  • Synergists: Lateral Deltoid, Supraspinatus, Triceps Brachii, Middle and Lower Trapezius, Serratus Anterior
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Force: Push

Starting position

  1. Stand with the middle of the resistance band underneath your feet and grip the handles with an underhand (supinated) grip.
  2. Bend your elbows to bring your hands to the sides of your shoulders. Allow the cables to stretch behind your shoulders.
  3. Your neck and back should be in neutral position, your elbows out to the sides, and your palms facing front.


  1. Keeping your back neutral and elbows out to the sides, exhale as you straighten your elbows, pressing upward against the band.
  2. Hold for a count of two.
  3. Inhale as you slowly return to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

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Band shoulder press video

Sources, Lever Shoulder Press

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