The muscles of the upper back, especially the rhomboids, are effectively worked with the posterior fly. Proper development of these muscles is important for overall shoulder health and running / walking performance. Postural improvements from this exercise will improve your body’s alignment and oxygen uptake. Adding a simple exercise band increases resistance and strength.

Target Muscle Groups: rhomboids, trapezius, posterior deltoid

Directions: Hold band in straight arm held at shoulder height. Keep the outstretched arm stationary while pulling back with the other arm. Make sure to keep both arms straight. The movement is initiated by the muscles in your upper back, focus your energy there and not your arms.

Perform two sets of 20 reps per arm.

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