Start by anchoring the resistance band to the wall about knee height. Sit on a swiss ball facing the opposite direction of where the band in anchored. Start by walking your feet out while simultaneously leaning back so eventually only your shoulders and head rest on the ball and your knees are at a 90* angle. While keeping your arms straight and keeping a slight bend in the elbows, raise your arms overhead while holding the resistance band. Engaging your lats and shoulders, pull the band over your head so it is over your chest. Hold for suggested time and then return to starting position. While performing this movement, remember to keep your hips up the whole time.
What muscle(s) this exercise is for?
- Posterior deltoid
Why is this exercise important?
- Strengthens muscles in posterior chain improving core stability and diminishing back and shoulder pain.
You should NOT do this if…
- Do not perform if this causes pain.