Lateral Rotation Abduction

Shoulder exercise - Lateral rotation in abduction using a resistance band. Also known as the External Rotation in standing.


  • To strengthen the teres minor, infraspinatus and posterior deltoid.


  • The athlete stands holding the band with the elbow abducted in 90 degrees.
  • The athlete elevates the arm, ensuring the elbow is also elevated.
  • The shoulder is maintained at 90 degree abduction without horizontal adduction or abduction.

Muscles worked: