Utilizing a door anchor allows for a whole array of exercises to be completed that would otherwise require more complex machines or equipment. They can be packed up and taken to the office, tucked away at home without requiring a large storage space, and when necessary, can also be taken along when traveling. Today’s exercise works the shoulders.
If you don’t have an anchor, you can often still complete these exercises by tying off one end of the band behind a door. You may have to experiment to see what works best with the resistance band you own. As you can see, I just wrapped my resistance band around a pull-up bar.
The diagonal extension works your shoulders. It can be completed with one arm, depending on the level of resistance of the band you’re using. If it is too difficult, you can complete the exercise with both arms (as seen in the images below).
- Grasp the end (or handle) of the band with your elbow straight, up and away from your body.
- Pull the band down and across your body, bringing your hand to the opposite hip.
- Hold and slowly return.
- Keep your back straight and your abdominals tight.
- Repeat the motion 10-12 times for one full set. Complete 3 sets.
Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.
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