MUSCLES ENGAGED Shoulders 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. Glutes Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the 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 Start with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart and your knees bent. With the Thera-Band placed under your heels, bend over at the waist making sure to keep your back straight and your head up. Step 2 Keeping your back straight and a slight bend in your elbows, raise your arms until they are parallel with your shoulders and pause. Step 3 Lower your arms back down to the starting position and repeat the action.