Shoulder impingement is a common injury that can make it difficult—and painful—to perform a range of exercises from the overhead shoulder press to the bench press to reverse flys.

In other words, it’s something you’d rather avoid.

Strengthening your shoulders’ rotator cuffs can help avoid impingements.

In the video above, watch as Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., demonstrates three simple exercises you can do with a mini band to strengthen your rotator cuffs and prevent impingement from slowing you down.