Join Amy Cheryl for an exercise that targets your upper body, strengthening and sculpting muscles in your upper and middle back, and shoulders.
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Alternate Band Diagonal Cross Exercise Hi, I'm Amy Cheryl and I'm here with you today to demonstrate the ultimate band diagonal press, sounds exciting, huh? So take your bands and as you notice, I'm already hooked up. I got my bracelets going. What you would do is you’re just going to slip it through and then you can wrap on the bend to where you have a little bit of resistance but not too much because we’re going to be squeezing it all the way out. The muscles that you’re going to work today are your upper back muscles, your legs and your round waist -- they’re great for posture, your deltoid muscles so you look great in that -- and the triceps, say goodbye to those. Take your bend, bend a little bit wider than shows you with the part and take a nice grip. Keep your wrist square, take a deep breath and lift your heart and tuck your tail bone down. Now as you exhale we’re going to press, press, press really wide that’s going to touch the chest with the shoulder bleeds together. Inhale as you come center. Inhale as you come center and then switch drop the alternating arm off and the other one down, heads diagonal. When you really pull the bands all the way up to the side, you’re really going to feel something on the upper back muscles. So I really love that extra size because it really engages posture muscles which is so important. Continue through with this. Now if you do this correctly -- oh yeah, you’re going to feel this in your upper back so when you bring it out, make sure that you get that extra squeezed right here. Do you feel that in the upper back? It’s great for your posture. It looks so easy but when you had that band in your hand, and you do -- it’s heavy resistance. It can be need to be a little more challenging than dumbbells because with the band, you have constant tension. You’ll never great a break. So continue through with this. And now, if you find that your shoulders start to creep up like this -- don’t do this with me, but if this happens and you start to feel it in your neck, it means you probably need to take a rest because you don’t want it to go into your neck muscles. Please make sure that you keep your shoulders down, your energy up and we’ll get one or two more. So hang in there. Imagine yourself in that sexy halter top. Now you’re going to do about ten more, right? Last one to go, you’re right there. Anyways, good work.