Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a current health issue. We are regularly monitoring the most up-to-date information provided by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Find out more.

Single Arm Front Raise: Resistance Band

If you've never tried resistance bands, you may be surprised at how much benefit you can get from what is essentially a reinforced rubber band.

You can do just about any type of strength training exercise with resistance bands. From chest and shoulder presses, through to bicep curls, and even squats.

How to perform this exercise

Step 1

Place one end of the band on the ground under your foot.

Step 2

Pick up the other end of the band, and raise your hand upwards - out in front of you to shoulder level.

Step 3

Lower the handles back down to the starting position by your hip.

Add variety

Your muscles quickly adapt to movements you do often, which is why adding variety to your workouts is key for challenging your muscles. Resistance bands can be alternated with free weights and exercise machines for ongoing variety.