This is a simple exercise to strengthen the shoulders as well as the back.
- Start in a split stance. Place the exercise band under the front foot and hold the ends of the band in each hand. Place the upper arms beside the body and bend your elbows to 90 degrees. Make sure there is slight tension on the band before you start.
- Now bring your hands up, pulling against the band. Make sure you avoid shrugging your shoulders. You can either keep your thumbs facing up or you can turn your hands inwards slightly as you pull up.
- Try to end with your hands slightly above shoulder level. Slowly return to the start position. Repeat the exercise 10 - 12 times, rest, then repeat the exercise sequence as desired.