Band External Shoulder Rotation

Band External Shoulder Rotation

Muscles Worked

Muscles worked by band shoulder external rotation

Primary

Instructions

  • Fasten an elastic band at elbow height. Grab the band, step away and stand sideways to the band.
  • Grab the band with your arm that is on the opposite side from the band’s attachment point. Keep your upper arm close to your side, and bend your elbow to 90 degrees.
  • Rotate your upper arm externally (outwards) against the resistance of the band, as far as possible.
  • Reverse the movement, and repeat for reps.

Commentary

External rotations against an elastic band train your posterior rotator cuff muscles, mainly infraspinatus.

Alternatives to using a band are to use a cable pulley, or a dumbbell (while lying down).

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