Primary muscles: Upper and middle back
Secondary muscles: Shoulders, arms, chest
Equipment: Resistance band
MID BACK BAND PULL INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a resistance band with both hands.
2. Loop the band once or twice around each hand, lift your arms at shoulder height and extend them in front of you.
3. Pull the band as you move your arms out to the sides.
4. Slowly release tension to return to the starting position and repeat.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your back, head and neck relaxed, maintain your arms long with just a slight bend in the elbow and keep your shoulders away from the ears. Exhale as pull the band to the sides and inhale as you return to the starting position.
The mid back band pull works the upper and middle back muscles, promotes good posture and helps you stand up tall. This is a great exercise to add to your upper body warm up routine because it also engages your arms and chest.
SETS AND REPS
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RELATED UPPER BODY EXERCISES
Try these other upper body exercises to tone, tighten and sculpt your triceps, biceps, chest, upper back and shoulders:
Dumbbell overhead rainbow
Staggered arm push up
Staggered arm knee push up
Lawnmower band pull