Diagonal Plane Exercises

These exercises use a resistance band to strengthen the shoulder and arm muscles, especially the rotator cuff, chest and upper back.


  • This exercise effectively works muscles in this back, upper arm and shoulder. 


  • The athlete holds one end of a resistance band starting with the arm raised out to the side above shoulder height.
  • The arm is pulled down across the body so that hand reaches the other hip.
  • It is important the athlete maintains joint stability throughout the exercise.

Muscles worked:

  • These exercises work the chest muscles, upper back muscles, shoulder muscles and arm muscles.

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