Assisted shoulder flexion – band

HOW: In a seated position with a resistance band anchored behind you, start with your hands holding the band overhead. From this position with your arms straight, pull the band down towards your lap stopping at shoulder height. From here, let the band assist with pulling your arms up overhead, pause for the given amount of time, and return to the starting position.   
  • FEEL: You will feel the muscles in the front of your chest working as you pull the band down towards your lap. As you let the band assist with bringing the arms overhead, you will feel a stretch through the underside of the arms. 
  • COMPENSATION: As the band assists with pulling your arms overhead, allow the motion to just come from the shoulder joint and do not arch the back.

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