Join Steve Johnson for an exercise that targets the upper body, strengthening and toning your upper and middle back, shoulders, and arms.
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Lateral Pull-Down with Resistance Band Exercise Hello my name is Steve Johnson and I'm a fitness trainer in the West Hollywood. California. Today I'm going to show you a beginner’s exercise called Lateral Pull Down. We’re going to be using an exercise band. At least bands come in a various tension, at beginning exercise because when you use the band it’s a lot easier than using a free weight. So a thing to remember about from this is the harder the tension is the more resistance you get. It’s a very safety effectively to train the muscles. You are just like lifting weights but just a little bit easier that’s why it’s a beginner’s exercise. So starting of go ahead a wrap the bands around both wrist. Extend your arms far above you head and all we’re going to be doing is pulling down just above the heart. The best time to breath is as the band moves towards your body that’s called the Concentric Motion. I really like this exercise because it keeps your body that nice V-taper. Actually makes your waist looks smaller and we know we could all use a little bit of that. As you pull down try to retract the scapula, that way you get more involvement incorporating all of the muscles in the upper back shoulders. Feel that burn I know I do. When you’re trying to figure out the nimble of wraps you do, its best to do anywhere between ten and twelve somewhere around two to four sets. But since we are beginners today go ahead and do two sets. And that completes our Lateral Pull Down with Exercise Band. I hope your waist looks nice and small right now. And go ahead and flex those laterals you look great, good job.