Prone Horizontal Abduction

The horizontal abduction exercise works the scapular stabilisers, as well as two of the rotator cuff muscles.


  • This exercise strengthens the teres minor and the infraspinatus muscles along with the posterior deltoid and the scapular stabilizers.


  • The athlete lies with the arm over the edge of the table.
  • The arm with the weight is lifted up into a horizontal extension.

Muscles worked: