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.