Man doing Resisted Shoulder Abduction exercise at the park

The rotator cuff comprises several muscles that support, stabilise, and help move your shoulder joint. Keeping it strong and healthy with exercises like resisted shoulder abductions will minimise your risk of injury and assist in recovery. See how to do shoulder abduction below.


The benefits of resisted shoulder abduction 

Resisted shoulder abduction is an exercise that strengthens and stabilises the rotator cuff muscles. It also works the upper back and core, albeit to a lesser extent.

It’s a great addition to an upper-body workout routine. It can also help rehabilitate your shoulder after an injury or surgery, especially if the joint lost some strength and mobility during recovery. With a stronger rotator cuff, your shoulder will be more prepared for weightlifting workouts and be less prone to injury and re-injury. 


How to do the resisted shoulder abduction exercise

  • While standing up straight, stand on one end of a resistance band and hold the other in your hand.
  • Slowly raise your arm out to the side until the wrist is slightly above the shoulders. Your arm should be slightly bent and your wrist straight.
  • Pause briefly at the top of the motion, then slowly lower your arm back down to your side.
  • Keep your spine neutral throughout the exercise
  • Repeat for 15 reps in 3 sets. 
  • If the exercise is too difficult or too easy, you can experiment with bands with greater or lesser resistance. You can also increase or decrease the number of reps and sets you do.

Support for your shoulder

Man doing shoulder exercises at the gym in an OmoTrain shoulder brace

OmoTrain Shoulder Brace


The OmoTrain Shoulder Brace will support your shoulder throughout this exercise and beyond - which is especially important if the joint is in recovery. The brace incorporates medical compression to relieve swelling and activate the muscles and a gel massage pad to stimulate the nerves and relieve pain. The brace's adjustable strapping system adds stability and comfort.


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