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Kneeling Straight Arm Lat Extension With Bands

Area Targeted: Outer Back

Kneeling Straight Arm Lat Extension With Tube Bands is a great alternative exercise for working the Latissimus Dorsi muscles, which are the Back Muscles which give your body that wide Trophy shape. Everyone is always doing rows and pull downs to work their back muscles. Throw this one in occasionally to hit your back muscles in a whole new way.

Instructions:

SET UP

Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at the top of the door.

Bands: Attach each end of the band(s) to a handle.

Body Positioning: Grip a handle in each hand and kneel 3 to 4 feet away from the door while facing the door. Keep your back straight and chest up. Your arms should be straight and pointed up towards the door anchor (higher than your head), with palms down.

MOVEMENT

Push the handles down and back until your hands are even with your hips. Return to the starting position (controlling the resistance). Repeat.

POINTS TO REMEMBER

1. As your push the handles down, keep your shoulders back (scapular retraction) like you are squeezing a quarter between your shoulder blades.

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