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Standing Back Extension With Bands

Area Targeted: Middle Back (along Spine)

EVERYONE must do Standing Back Extension With Resistance Tube Bands if they want their back to feel strong, healthy and pain free. Many people feel pain in their lower back at the end of the day. Often this is due to weak spinal erectors (the Muscles that run up and down the spine). You can strengthen these muscles with this exercise.

Instructions:

SET UP

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

Bands: No adjustment required.

Body Positioning: While facing the door bend forward and grip a side of the band with each hand so that the band is just starting to stretch. Position your lower body far enough away from the door so that when you bend forward, your head is close to the door, but does not touch it. Keep your arms straight (pointed towards the anchor), head straight, and back flat.

MOVEMENT

Stand up against the tension until you are standing up straight. Return to the starting position (controlling the resistance). Repeat.

POINTS TO REMEMBER

1. Try to keep your hips stationary during the exercise (do not move them forwards and backwards).

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