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Band Pull-Aparts

May 16, 2023 | Joel Runyon

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.


Joel Runyon

Joel Runyon