Shoulder and Upper Back Exercise
Resistance Band Exercises

This page has pictures of the shoulder and upper back exercise, reverse shoulder flyes with resistance bands.

Resistance Bands offer a different workout feel than dumbbells, barbells, machines, cables or bodyweight exercises, and because resistance bands are portable, you can use them almost anywhere.

Below are pictures and instructions for reverse shoulder flyes with resistance bands.

Upper Back and Shoulder Exercise: Reverse Shoulder Flyes

Starting Position: Begin by securing the resistance band around a stable object. Stand with your feet about shoulder's width apart, and face the secured object. Keep your palms facing each other and your arms parallel to the floor.

Form: Exhale and move your hands apart so that your arms go out to the sides. Briefly hold for a second and squeeze your shoulder blades together before slowly returning to the starting position.

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Personal Trainer Tips: As with any resistance band exercise, you can change the resistance by moving farther away from the place where the resistance band is anchored. So, step forward or backwards until you find a comfortable resistance.

This exercise works best with a slightly longer resistance band. A short resistance band may be too taught to move through the entire range of motion.

If you cannot move through the complete range of motion, step in closer so add more slack to the band.

You can also do reverse shoulder flyes with dumbbells.

In addition to resistance bands you can do upper back and shoulder exercises with dumbbells, barbells, or even your bodyweight. Learn more of the Best Back Exercises and Shoulder Exercises.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT

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