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Summer Shape-Up #14: Resistance Band Ab pull downs

1:31 PM, Jun 21, 2012   |    comments
  • Grabbing band/cables, draw your hands down by the sides of your ears/shoulders (palms facing in).
  • Valerie Rush is a nationally certified fitness professional and owner of Vertical Fitness Studio.
    
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By Valerie Rush

Resistance Band Abdominal pull downs targer your upper abs and your internal/external obliques. 

I am using the Pole in this picture, but you can also do these at a gym using cables on a cable system.

How to:

1) Grabbing band/cables, draw your hands down by the sides of your ears/shoulders (palms facing in).

2) Keeping your hands locked in place, slowly curl yourself down and forward, first drawing your chin toward your chest, then letting your shoulders and back follow.

3) Imagine you're trying to roll rather than bend: go vertebra-by-vertebra as you exhale on the way down.

4) Curl yourself down as far as you comfortably can, then slowly reverse the motion back up. If using cables start with 10 to 20 lbs.

Do 3 sets of 12-15

More about Valerie Rush:

Valerie Rush is a nationally certified fitness professional and owner of Vertical Fitness Studio. Valerie teaches Pole Fitness classes, Cardio-Strength classes as well as Aerial Hoop/Lyra. Her website is http://www.VerticalFitnessStudio.com.

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