Resistance Band Internal Shoulder Rotation

Internal (medial) shoulder rotation exercises strengthen the rotator cuff muscles which stabilise the shoulder joint. Working these muscles is important after shoulder injuries, especially dislocations and impingement syndromes.

Teaching Points

  • Start with the band attached to a fixed point to your side.
  • Hold other end of the band in one hand, with the elbow bent and upper arm by your side.
  • Keeping the elbow by your side, move your hand towards your stomach as far as is comfortable.
  • Slowly return to the starting position.

Muscles Worked

Alternative exercises

Related Injuries