Side Raises (Elastic Band)

How to do the Side Raises (Elastic Band)

Stand up straight and have your hands by your side with the elastic band underneath your feet. Now with straight arms and both hands gripping either side of the band raise them by your side so that they end up being parallel to the ground. Now return them slowly to the starting position.

Spotter Information:
Can be there to ensure proper form

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

  • PRIMARY: Shoulder
  • Shoulders
  • Medial Deltoids
  • Isolation
  • Elastic Band
  • Upper Body

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
30.7 lbs11.6 50.5 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 30.7 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 15 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Side Raises (Elastic Band)

Purpose Type Level
Muscle Specific Advanced
Endurance Intermediate

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