RESISTANCE BAND EXERCISES FOR THE UPPER BODY
1 Arm raises
A variety of exercises can be done with the bands to target different muscles. The side arm raise (a) strengthens deltoids. The downward pull (b) works the rotator cuff. The golf swing (c) combines obliques, deltoid and trapezius.
2 The forward punch
This is one of the few exercises that activates the serratus anterior. Using the bands, deliver a slow smooth arcing punch with full extension forward and then slow recoil back.
3 The seated row
The push-pull of this exercise targets and strengthens latissimus dorsi, trapezius and rhomboids. To make this more effective on the forward reach of the row, shorten the bands by looping them around your feet twice.