Rear Raises help develop the back shoulder muscles. Many people icorporate this exercise with their back routine. However, it can be done with shoulder exercises. It is just preference where you want to put it in your workout.
This is great for that overall strength. It will help you with day-to-day movement which otherwise couldn’t be done.
Rear Raises can be worked in a few different ways, depending on how you chose to modify your workout.
How To Do Rear Raises
- While standing erect, place the middle of the band under one foot.
- Step forward with the free foot. (you should be in a lunge position. The band should be under one foot behind you.)
- At the hip bend over until you are parallel to the ground. (If you cannot be parallel, bend over as much as possible.)
- With bands in hand and hands at side, raise your arms until they ar parallel to the ground.
- Hold for a second, then bring them down with tension of the bands applied.
- Fully return to start position and do it again.
For Best Results
Strength Training: 3 Sets X 10-12 Reps
Muscle Building: 4-5 Sets X 8-10 Reps
If you are looking for a Cardio workout, increase the Reps to 20-30 range.