Lateral Rotation in Standing

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


  • To strengthen the teres minor, infraspinatus and posterior deltoid.
  • This is a very common shoulder rehabilitation exercise and an easy one to get started with.


  • The athlete stands holding the band with the elbow abducted in 90 degrees.
  • They rotate the shoulder outwards as far as is comfortable and return to the centre.
  • Exercise must be done under control and pain free.

Muscles worked: