Exercise Guide

Overhead Band Pull Apart

Trapezius, Teres Muscles, Deltoids
Triceps, Latissimus Dorsi
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required:Resistance Band
Variations available (3)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

Starting Position

  • grasp a resistance band
  • encompass it a bit wider than shoulder width (the smaller the distance, the more difficult the exercise)
  • lead your arms above the head
  • the arms are stretched almost completely
  • your posture is upright

Correct Execution

  • pull apart the ends of the band slowly
  • at the same time, pull together the shoulder blades
  • the arms sink down in a wide bow until they reach shoulder height
  • the band goes down behind your head
  • afterwards, lower the pressure on the band and go back to the starting position
  • keep the upper back braced
  • when moving the arms up again, make sure the shoulders do not follow the motion
  • do several reps
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