Lateral Rotation Band Abduction

This lateral rotation exercise strengthens the rotator cuff and requires a resistance band.


  • Strengthens the rotator cuff and scapular muscles.


  • The athlete sits with the upper arm supported and elbow bent to a right angle as shown. The arm is rotated so that the fist points to the ceiling.


  • This can be made more challenging by removing the support of the couch.

Muscles worked: