In these lateral raises with resistance tubing, your shoulders will benefit from added resistance during the "lowering" phase instead of just during the "lifting" phase. When working with dumbbells, you only get resistance as you lift the weight, then the pull of gravity brings your arms down. This version offers extra toning by working your shoulders in both directions.
1 Hold the handles of the band like a jump rope with your hands by your side, palms facing inward. Place one foot on the center of the band. Step back with the other leg. Stand with equal weight over each leg. Inhale as you lift your chest and pull your abdominals in to support your spine.