Band Pull-Aparts

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Joel Runyon
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Last Updated:
June 23, 2021

This movement is a great one for the overall health of your shoulders. And as a bonus, you can do it from pretty much anywhere as long as you have a light tension band nearby. 

How to do a Band Pull Apart

While standing, hold a band in front of you with your arms fully extended about the same height as your chest. Place your hands about shoulder-width apart on the band and have your feet underneath you about hip-width apart. 

When you’re set, pull the band apart focusing on squeezing your shoulder blades together. It might be helpful to imagine that you’re squeezing a pencil between your two shoulder blades. 

Return to the starting position in a controlled manner. That’s one rep. 

Tips for the Band Pull Apart

These are good to incorporate into your routine as often as possible. Start with 3 sets of 10 and build up the volume from there. You can also you a lighter or heavier resistance band depending on your personal fitness level.

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Joel Runyon
Joel Runyon

Joel Runyon is the founder of IMPOSSIBLE® - performance lifestyle brand encompassing performance apparel & formulas,  IMPOSSIBLE Fitness® programs, and a philanthropy arm. An endurance athlete and entrepreneur - he's also the creator of MoveWellApp and owns Ultimate Meal Plans. Find out what next challenge Joel is crossing off his impossible list here.

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