Dec 14,2007 00:00
The moves: Exercise band pulls in a "T" posture.
Works on: Shoulder-blade stabilization; posterior deltoid and rotator cuff strength.
Steps: Holding the band firmly, simultaneously squeeze the shoulder blades together and spread the arms apart until the band touches your chest. Maintain straight arms at shoulder height. Pause for a two-count and then slowly return and repeat. Adjust the band as needed for the proper resistance.
Repetitions: Three sets of 10-15 repetitions.
Precautions: Do not let the head come forward as you pull. Do not extend your low back (lean back) when pulling.
Options: This exercise can be done with small dumbbells in a bent-over position, but ensure the knees stay bent and protect the back by keeping the back flat and parallel to the ground.