Ball Band Back and Shoulder Firmer

Primary Muscle Group: Upper back and upper arms

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Trapezius, Deltoideus, Teres Minor and Major, Rhomboideus and Latissimus Dorsi

Preparation: Sit tall on the ball and bend your torso forward to about 45 degrees. Place the exercise band under both feet. Cross the band so that your right hand grasps the left end of the band and your left hand grasps the right end of the band. Straighten your arms toward the floor and make sure that your knuckles are facing forward.

Breathing: Exhale when raising arms up and out and inhale as you lower to start.

Execution: Grasping the band in the crossed pattern above, raise your arms up and out to the sides until they are level with your shoulders. This time, keep your thumbs up throughout the repetitions. Inhale and lower back to start.

Comments: Keep your shoulders relaxed and away from your ears. This will really give your shoulders the shape you are looking for.

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