Join Mimi Saraiva for an exercise that targets the upper body, strengthening and toning your upper and middle back, while working on your posture.
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Seated Row with Resistance Band Exercise Hello everybody, this is Mimi from Brazil and this is exercise I'm showing you today is called the seated row with resistance band. It’s a really, really good exercise for your back. You’re working your upper back muscles and a little bit of arms as well. You need to have a resistance band to do this exercise. You can sit anywhere in your place, on the floor, on the couch, in your bed. Wrap the resistance band around your feet. In a way that would be enough resistance for you to feel in your back muscles and as you know, our back is our support. It is support for your body. If your back is weak, you're probably going to hurt yourself doing anything else. All right to start working your back and take it really seriously, we’re avoiding a lot of problems for yourself in the future and keeping your body really healthy. I want to explain to you how to do this exercise. We’re going to sit down back straight, chest out, suck your abs into your spine. Look straight up to the front. You're going to grab resistance band and just pretty much squeeze your back muscles. Let your elbows pass your back, so really feel the tension and back down. You're going to inhale and exhale, so exhale when you’re pulling it, inhale coming back. And two and three, after the tenth or so, you should start feeling a little fatigue. You’re engaging your rhomboids, your triceps, your biceps as well and you’re also working a little bit of abs because you have to keep your back straight. And you have to keep your abs in. The idea for you, it would be to do three sets of 15 wraps. You can go a little higher if you want to get a little more cardio in the routine. This exercise is one of my favorite spurt at the upper body. And three, two and one and that’s about it. I think Brazilian people are more used to exercising and showing their body, you know, and showing that sensuality. And being comfortable with their own body. I bring that to my work as a trainer because I think that’s how everybody should feel. We should feel comfortable with ourselves and happy with their body. And you should make the routine, the exercise routine part of your life. This is Mimi and I’ll see you around at the gym.