Band Face Pulls

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The band face pull is an upper body exercise that targets the scapula and rear deltoids.


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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.

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The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Equipment Used

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Resistance Band


Exercise Instructions

band face pulls - step 1

Step 1

Start in a standing position while holding a resistance band in each hand.

band face pulls - step 2

Step 2

Pull your elbows back and up and try to keep your elbows and wrists above your shoulders.

band face pulls - step 3

Step 3

Extend your arms back to the starting position and keep tension in the resistance band.