Do you want to feel stronger everyday and improve your posture?
This is a slightly more challenging exercise to strengthen the important muscles in your back.
If you want to keep your bones strong, then you should be doing strength exercises like this. Over time, doing exercises that work the muscles in your back will help to maintain the bone mineral density in your spine. This helps to reduce the risk of fractures.
In this video, I use an exercise band (these are sometimes called resistance or therapy bands).
If you haven't used bands before, you might want to read this article we wrote about using bands to exercise at home.
When you do this video:
- Keep your back long and bend from the hips (your back mustn't round)
- Keep your elbows in as you pull back
- Avoid leaning too far forwards (see below for a seated version if you feel unsteady when you do this)
- Breathe regularly
As you are holding the band, it isn't possible to hold onto a support for this exercise. If you feel at all unsteady doing this one, please try the seated version instead.