MUSCLES ENGAGED Back (upper) You can’t see your back without a lot of effort, but this doesn't mean you shouldn’t train it. Back exercises consisting of both back stretching and back strengthening is very important to your health and overcoming back pain. Back (middle) Middle back muscles are very important as they help to support and strengthen the core muscles at the front of your body. Equipment Used Exercise Band The exercise band is used in resistance training. The bands comes in a variety of colours depending on the amount of tension they offer. The exercise bands give constant resistance throughout the entire range of motion during an exercise and cause less stress on the joints. Exercise Instructions Step 1 Select an appropriate resistance band based on your level of strength and loop it around a pull-up bar. Step 2 Place one foot in the band, cross the other foot over top and grab onto the bar with both hands an equal distance away from band. Step 3 Start with your arms fully extended at the bottom and pull yourself up until your chin clears the plane of the bar at the top.