Overhead Band Front Raise Seated on Ball

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Overhead Band Front Raise Seated on Ball

Each overhead band front raise seated on ball should begin with a good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop this overhead band front raise seated on ball.

Beginning

Beginning Band Front Raise

Step 1: Once you are comfortable with this exercise you can increase its intensity by adding an element of balance and stability. Perform the exercise while sitting on an SB, instead of standing. You'll have to tighten up your core muscles and tense your leg muscles to hold you steady.

Movement

Band Front Raise Movement

1. Find a fixed point that's very low to the ground to attach the band or tubing.

2. With your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width, face the anchor point for your tubing, and pick up the handle in both hands.

3. Both arms should be fully extended, with your palms facing the floor and your wrists in line with your forearms. Make sure that your back is straight and tilt forward slightly at the hips.

4. Tighten up your core to support your back and spine, then raise your arms upward until they are directly over your head while straightening up at the hips. Your arms will still be fully extended, with your wrists in line with your forearms.

5. Bring your arms back to your sides.

6. Remember not to use momentum to lift the weight and avoid pushing the stomach or hips forward to make the lift. Make sure that you don't arch our round your back at any time during the exercise.

Benefits

Band Front Raise Benefits

Perform this exercise at home or in the gym.

It works the muscles in your shoulder, especially the front portion of your shoulder, and the traps where the neck and shoulders meet.

Your back muscles will also be activated during the exercises, while your abdominals will come into play to hold your body steady.

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