Exercise of the Week: Rear Fly with Resistance Bands

Starting Position
Stand with legs about hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, abs engaged, and spine neutral. Hold the resistance band so with one hand on each end (about shoulder-width apart), elevating your arms to chest height. The band should be taut when your arms are shoulder-width apart. Keep your elbows slightly bent and palms facing down.

Action
EXHALE: Focusing on your back muscles and keeping your elbows bent, slowly pull the band outward, squeezing shoulder blades together. INHALE: Slowly release the tension of the band and return to the starting position to complete one rep. Aim for 1-3 sets of 10-15 reps.

Special Instructions
Make sure your wrists stay in line with your forearm throughout this movement. Never lock out your elbows.

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