Grab each handle and place feet on band, hip-width apart. Stand tall with back straight, abs engaged, arms at your sides, palms facing each other. Bend knees slightly and with a straight back, bend forward slightly from the hips.
EXHALE: Keeping arms close to the sides of your body and elbows pointed back (not to the sides), pull the handles up towards your shoulders, bending the elbows.
INHALE: Slowly release back down to the start position to complete one rep.
Do not arch or round the back. Keep the abs engaged to protect your lower back. Keep arms at your sides throughout movement, as if scraping your hands along the sides of the torso. Make it easier: Bring legs together (closer to center of band) for less resistance. Make it harder: Open legs wider (closer to handles) for more resistance.
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