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Reverse It, Pull It

Are you missing not having access to the equipment at the gym? If you have the right equipment at home, sometimes you’re able to duplicate the exercises that you would usually do at the gym, and perhaps you'll get more bang for your buck.

One of my favourite muscles groups to work is my upper, mid and lower back, which you can do in a variety of ways - reverse rows or lat pulldowns. The video below shows you an exercise I call the reverse lung band pull.

This is a dynamic exercise that will work your entire body. You are basically holding a reverse lung position while you perform a version of a lat pull down. Here’s how to do it.

First - get into a reverse lunge by taking a step back and lower down so that your front thigh is parallel to the floor (that is the goal, if you’re not able to get that low then go as low as your body will allow).

Second - hold a band in both hands, extend your arms in front of you and raise them so they are just above your forehead. If you look up, you want to be able to see the band.

Third - one arm will hold one end of the band steady while you pull the other arm down, keeping it close to your torso. Think about your elbow moving down and behind.

Holding the reverse lunge position gives you an opportunity to strengthen your quads and glutes while building your upper-body muscle endurance. You want to perform 12 reps of pulldowns on one side then switch your leading leg and perform 12 reps on the other side.

Check out the video below! I hope you enjoy adding this exercise to your workout arsenal.

- GhanaGirl

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