Overhead Pull Apart – Band

  • HOW: Start in a standing position holding a band in both hands with your palms facing down. Begin the exercise by keeping the rest of your body still and then performing a front raise with your arms until your arms and hands are overhead. Then, while maintaining this position, pull the band apart by bringing your hands out - down and laterally until your arms are lined up with your torso at shoulder height. Return to the overhead position and repeat.
  • FEEL: This should feel like an upper body workout, specifically your deltoids, traps, and upper back muscles. You should feel your shoulder blades working a lot with this exercise.
  • COMPENSATION: Keep the rest of your body still, do not excessively arch or bend your back. Do not use momentum to raise your arms. Do not let your elbows excessively bend as you bring your arms down with the pull apart. Do not excessively shrug. 

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