Explanation: This exercise is a true classic. It is probably one of the first arm exercises that most people ever perform.
When executed properly this exercise works the Biceps muscles so well. I always feel like I get incredible muscle elongation as I move through every rep. This is important because you need full lengthening and shortening of the muscle against tension to create change.
Anchor: Not Needed
Body Positioning: Lay the band flat on the floor and then step into it with both feet (about hips width apart) and stand up straight. Check to make sure that there’s a little bit of tension on the band with our arms straight down at the starting position.
We want that so that your Biceps are working against resistance at all points of the exercise. Create a little bend in your legs to take the pressure off of your lower back.
Now roll your shoulders down and back and lock your elbows at your sides. Your elbows need to stay stationary through the movement. Pretend a skewer has been stuck right through our elbow into our side, so it can’t move forward or back. Next rotate your hands, so that your palms are facing forward.
Movement: Simply bend our arms and raise your hands until they are up to chest height. Slowly return to the starting position. Repeat.