Muscles Worked: Latissimus dorsii (back muscles).

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the middle of the resistance band tubing with your hands shoulder width apart and your palms facing away from you. Place the band above and behind your head with your arms fully extended.

Action: Pull the band down behind your back as you pull your hands apart to stretch the band. Pull down as far as you can go.

Return the handles to the starting position.


1.     Widen your hands in the starting position to decrease the tension.

2.     Put your hands closer together to increase the tension.

3.     Keep your back and your neck straight throughout the exercise.