Band Pullover

Primary Muscle Group: Back and Lower Chest

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Latissimus dorsi, Teres Major, Brachioradialis, Brachialis and Biceps brachii

Preparation: Attach the resistance band to a door anchor or around a sturdy object of a suitable height, ensuring that it is positioned above your head. Lie flat on your back and grasp the handles of the band in an underhand grip. Extend your hands over your head, keeping them shoulder width apart. Make sure that your low back is flat on the floor and your abs are tight.

Breathing: Exhale as you pull down; inhale when returning to start position.

Execution: With tension already in the band, pull the band over and down, creating a large arc until both hands reach the sides of your legs. Pause, and then slowly allow your arms to return back up and over following the same line, until they are back to the start position.

Comments: Be careful not to arch your back. You may want to bend your knees to keep pressure off your low back.

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