Why she does it
Strengthens the upper back and arm muscles.
How she does it
There are 3 ways this position can be executed:
- Wrap a resistance band around a stair real or strong frame
- Wrap a large bath towel around a strong post, pillar or frame
- Use a TRX.
Using a resistance band – hold the band with both hands, stand with the band stretched out, feet hip width apart and knees soft. Gaze is forward and shoulders are rolled back and down. The further you stretch the band the harder the resistance.
Using a towel or TRX step a foot closer and lean back, holding the towel taking a firm grip. Your arms are straight. Abdominals are engaged, hips lifted and spine is neutral.
Resistance band – Pull the resistance bands towards you, keep your elbows close to your body. Think of squeezing the shoulder blades together and hold for 1 sec. The movement is slow and controlled.
Towel/ TRX: Bend your arms as you pull your bodyweight up, draw your elbows back and pull your shoulder blades together, return to the start position. Try not to let the towel slacken.
Be mindful not to arch the back or raise the shoulders