Exercise Band Straight Arm Pulldowns

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The exercise band straight arm pulldowns is a beginner upper body exercise. This exercise targets the upper back and lats and is a great exercise for all fitness levels.


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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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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

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Step 1

Stand with a slight bend in your knees, with a flat back and your arms at shoulder height.

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Step 2

While maintaining a rigid posture pull your arms down towards your body until they are parallel with your back.

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Step 3

Return your arms back to the starting position and repeat for recommended number of reps.