Seated Shoulder Press (Elastic band)

How to do the Seated Shoulder Press (Elastic band)

Start with the band underneath your chair and with both hands firmly gripping both ends. Now with your arms out to the sides and your hands up in the air making a 90 deg angle (see picture) raise your arms to full extention. Now lower the band to the starting position.

Spotter Information:
Can be used to ensure proper form

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Shoulder
  • Shoulders
  • Anterior Deltoids
  • Medial Deltoids
  • Triceps
  • Arms

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
72 lbs9.8 94.7 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 72 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 36 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Seated Shoulder Press (Elastic band)

Purpose Type Level
Muscular Definition Beginner
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Endurance Intermediate
Sport Specific Intermediate
Sport Specific Advanced
Sport Specific Intermediate
Sport Specific Intermediate

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.