Standing Band Press

This is a great exercise for those wanting to work on balance and upper body strength.

1 - Wrap a resistance band around a pole, door handle or something similar.

2 - Holding handles (or end of the band), face away from the pole and stand tall, with abdominals engaged and chest lifted. Soften your knees slightly to help with balance.

3 - Maintain start posture and push handles out in front of you. Try not to lose your posture by pushing shoulders to far forwards. Feel the muscles through your chest and arms. This exercise will also challenge your core.

4 - Return hands slowly to start position and repeat the movement for required repetitions.

Molly Shevill  is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at  Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation located in Woolloongabba, Brisbane.  

For further information about exercise, arthritis and you, or to book in to see the Aspire team for an individualised program. Contact Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation (07) 3310 4969.