Lateral Shoulder Raise
This video demonstrates a lateral shoulder raise to focus primarily on the shoulders. This is an upper body exercise, but you’ll practice your balance and engage your core to remain steady with the added resistance of the swim current.
Special Equipment: Resistance Bands
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Reps: 30 seconds active, 15-second recovery for 3-4 rounds
This is an upper body exercise that focuses on the shoulders called a Lateral Shoulder Raise. To perform this exercise you will only need resistance bands. Begin by facing the side of the Endless Pool with the current flowing towards the side of your body. Feet are in lunge position, knees are slightly bent, and the chest is lifted creating a nice long spine. Hold the resistance band in front of your body, completely submerged. Start the exercise by pulling the resistance band away from the body until it reaches just above the surface and then return back to starting position. For beginners, start with a slow tempo and the pace set at a low flow. The faster you go and the higher the flow from the swim current, the greater the demand on the working muscles. Perform this exercise one side at time for 30 seconds and recover for 15 to 20 seconds, or longer if needed. Then repeat the same sequence of movements on the other side. Perform a total of 3 to 4 rounds for optimal results.