Want strong shoulders? Try this loop band routine!

Starwood Loop Bands Strong Shoulder Workout
Strong shoulders are an important part of daily living. This quick resistance band workout featuring Starwood Sports Loop Bands can help get you started.

So, in my search to rebuild my fall fashion wardrobe, do you know what I’ve noticed?  Lots of bold colors – and lots of shoulders.  The 2016 fall fashion line-up pulls a page from the ’80’s playbook.  A quick Google search for 2016 fall fashion trends for tops reveals pouty-lipped models bearing perfectly toned shoulders. Do you know what that means?  You can’t throw on your favorite comfy sweater and toss aside your fitness goals.  Time to build and maintain sexy, strong shoulders.

Strong Shoulders look good in fall fashions
Strong Shoulders look good in fall fashions

Of course, I advocate round-the-year fitness for the excellent health benefits, but sometimes motivation requires more than intangible long-term benefits, right?  Who doesn’t want to look sexy in their favorite off-the-shoulder number at upcoming holiday parties?  However, strong shoulders have several positive health benefits, too!

Benefits of Strong Shoulders

    1. Prevent shoulder injuries.

      The shoulder joint is the most unstable joint in the body, making it more injury prone.  The part of the bone that fits into the joint is larger than the joint itself.  Keeping it healthy helps maintain the shoulder’s stability.

    2. Day-to-Day Living

      We involve our shoulders in almost every life activity.  When we reach for an item, pick up groceries, shake hands, or get dressed, these movements involve the shoulders and upper arms.  Inadequate strength limits daily functioning.

    3. Looking Good Hollywood!

      Sexy, strong shoulders look amazing!  I think that’s why this year’s fall fashion report has models bearing their shoulders for one last hurrah before the winter chill sets in.

So, what’s your motivation for strong shoulders?  Do you want to attend the next sexy shoulder convention?  I’m not sure there is such a thing.  If not, we should so start one!  Or do you want to lift your kids with less worry about injuring your rotator cuff?  I have a quick workout to help you get started!

What you need

Starwood Sports Resistance Bands

You will need a set of resistance loop bands for this workout.  I am using these Starwood Sports Resistance Bands from Amazon.  They are durable, snap resistant, and come with a convenient storage case so you can quickly toss them right into your gym bag.

These loop bands also come with a lifetime guarantee.

The set comes with four bands representing four different levels of resistance.  From left-to-right, black is the strongest resistance and green is the lightest.  Be sure to work with the resistance that is right for you.  Too much resistance could damage your muscles. However, too little resistance hinders progress.

When learning new moves, though, I do suggest using lighter resistance until you perfect your form.

As always, I am not a doctor or fitness professional.  My advice isn’t medical advice and shouldn’t be taken as such.  Consult your doctor or health professional before starting this, or any other, fitness routine to ensure that the moves are right for you.

Thanks to Starwood Sports for the free sample for this video

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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.


  • Christina Aliperti

    November 15, 2016 - 3:49 pm

    I have some of these bands and I haven’t used them. I am going to try this workout this week.

  • Jojo Vito

    November 15, 2016 - 8:34 am

    wow, your shoulder workout looks fun. I will share this with the girls at home 🙂

  • Amy Jones

    November 14, 2016 - 8:35 pm

    This sounds like a life saving product! I would lov to have one

  • Alfonzowords

    November 14, 2016 - 3:57 pm

    Yes! i definitely need to try this, my shoulders have been uneasy as of late. hopefully this will help

  • Emily

    November 14, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    I have some loop bands but i haven’t used it for targeting my shoulders yet. I’ll have to try this routine.

  • sayhellonature

    November 13, 2016 - 10:18 pm

    I definitely need stronger shoulders. Definitely checking these out!

  • Sarah Bailey

    November 13, 2016 - 2:44 pm

    I have recently wanted to start a better workout routine. This one sounds like something that I could do.

  • TColeman

    November 13, 2016 - 2:43 pm

    This looks like it would be so much fun to do as an exercise. I need to look into getting one.

  • Rose A (@mail4rosey)

    November 12, 2016 - 6:36 am

    I have never tried the bands. I hear they are great though, and everyone can use them.

  • Amy Jones

    November 11, 2016 - 11:11 pm

    This sounds like an efficient workout. I’m gonna try it!

  • Karlyn Cruz

    November 11, 2016 - 10:47 pm

    Oh, I want to try it so soon. I have weak shoulders too.

  • hereiscribble87

    November 11, 2016 - 7:39 pm

    Love this— I am so glad I found this. I have been looking for new shoulder workouts and this is perfect!

  • Karlyn Cruz

    November 11, 2016 - 4:55 pm

    This is my first time to heard about this. I think I should try it.

  • Wren

    November 11, 2016 - 7:53 am

    That looks like a very nice tool to use for shoulders! I just suffered a shoulder injury and trying physical therapy, may have to try this out!

  • Rebecca Bryant

    November 11, 2016 - 5:04 am

    I enjoy your workouts. I definitely need to strengthen my shoulders because I don’t think about them in my normal workout.

  • Kim C Dickerson (@kimcdickerson)

    November 11, 2016 - 12:22 am

    I use my resistance band (when I can) during yoga. It certainly gives me a good workout! I have broad shoulders by nature so I don’t think I’ll ever be part of the sexy shoulder club. 😉

    • Alicia Taylor

      November 15, 2016 - 11:32 am

      I believe women with all body types can be sexy!

  • Amber

    November 10, 2016 - 7:52 pm

    I love this! I need to try this out. It looks like I could do it without hurting myself, ha. I’m a bit of a klutz.

  • Cynthia Landrie

    November 10, 2016 - 6:33 pm

    I began using resistance exercise when I had hip surgery. I really enjoyed it and have kept it up.

    • Alicia Taylor

      November 15, 2016 - 11:32 am

      My husband discovered them after shoulder surgery.

  • chaykadarina

    November 10, 2016 - 4:44 pm

    OH this is great! thanks. I love these exercises because this really helps with my weak shoulders!

  • Melanie Smith

    November 10, 2016 - 4:19 pm

    Great!! I will try this routine! It looks so good for my shoulders.

  • Liz Mays

    November 10, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    This is good advice! It seems like a lot of people are prone to rotator cuff and shoulder injuries so it’s good to strengthen those shoulders.

  • Chloe

    November 10, 2016 - 3:02 pm

    These would be great to have at home when you are on a tight schedule for time! I can even see myself taking these down to the park whilst my little one is having a play.

    • Alicia Taylor

      November 15, 2016 - 12:05 pm

      Yes! I love how portable this is!

  • Simply At Home Mom (@SimplyAtHomeMom)

    November 10, 2016 - 12:58 pm

    I’ve been trying really hard to keep up with my fitness goals throughout the holiday season and these bands look like an easy way to tone my shoulders without taking a lot of time. I may try these!

  • Cheryl F

    November 10, 2016 - 11:26 am

    I badly need to start this routine. I have been wanting to get a toned shoulders. This might work on me. I’d love to wear such off shoulder tops too.

    • Alicia Taylor

      November 10, 2016 - 12:23 pm

      I bet they’d look great 😀

  • momknowsbest15

    November 10, 2016 - 10:11 am

    I use these bands at home to tone my arms. I use them while I am waiting for my coffee to heat up in the microwave.

    • Alicia Taylor

      November 10, 2016 - 12:24 pm

      I love that idea! I’m always looking for ways to sneak fitness into my daily routine.

  • Heather

    November 10, 2016 - 9:47 am

    I have an injured shoulder and I’m using a resistance band to help heal it. You got to continue to work through it so it will heal. Immobility can actually be much worse.

    • Alicia Taylor

      November 10, 2016 - 12:25 pm

      Yes. For anyone else reading this – please see a doctor or physical therapist before beginning a treatment routine on your own. Heather, my husband had to have rotator cuff surgery and they gave him a set of bands like this to recover. Immobility is definitely not a good thing.

  • milenabarrett

    November 10, 2016 - 7:21 am

    I might want to try these! Recently in the past few months I’ve had to stop my workout routines because of shoulder pain. Maybe this would help.

    • Alicia Taylor

      November 10, 2016 - 12:25 pm

      Be sure to see your doctor to ensure you haven’t damaged the joint in some way, first.

  • irishred13

    November 10, 2016 - 7:08 am

    I injured my shoulder in high school and have had issues since. I will try this workout and see if it helps to strengthen my shoulder!

    • Alicia Taylor

      November 10, 2016 - 12:26 pm

      Have your doctor ensure you haven’t damaged the joint in some way, first, please. This is not meant to fix damage. It’s meant to strengthen healthy shoulders.

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