Learn how to increase sholder and side strength with these band drills.
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This is a band. It is just a piece of rubber but it is a great strength-training tool, and we are going to teach you nine strength moves. Our first band strengthening move is for the shoulder. We are going to do it to the front and to the side. When you are working with the bands, you want to make sure that you have a good, strong stance, feet hip-width apart. If you are sitting down, you want to make sure you are sitting on the edge of your chair. Okay, you guys ready? You are going to bring your elbow in. You would want to keep it nice and slow. Two counts up, two counts down, shoulders relaxed, so front raise. Here we go. Two up, 1, 2, and then down. Keep going. Make sure you do not go above your shoulder. To the front, good. Okay. Now, let us take it to the side. Straight out. You ready, Andrea? Good. And down, nice and slow and controlled. Perfect. Okay, let us try left side. Once again, if you are doing it from a standing position, you want to have you feet hip-width apart, core nice and strong, shoulders back. Make sure you are on the edge of your chair. Ready? Here we go. Extend out to the front, and release. If you are finding it a little bit challenging, you can always make the resistance a little bit lighter by lengthening your band. Take it to the side now. Ready? And out, 2, and down. Make sure it does not go above your shoulder. Again, out, 2, and down, 2. Those are the two shoulder exercises.