Lat Rips with Band

Lat Band Rips

Lat Band Rips or Lat Band Rows with Resistance Band:

Video Instructions on How to Do Lat Band Rips

  1. Set Up:
    • Attach the resistance band to a sturdy anchor point, such as a door anchor or a horizontal bar.
    • Make sure the band is securely anchored at chest height or slightly above.
  2. Body Position:
    • Stand facing the anchor point.
    • Hold one end of the resistance band in each hand, with your palms facing each other.
    • Take a step back to create tension in the band, keeping your feet shoulder-width apart.
  3. Rowing Movement:
    • Start with your arms fully extended in front of you, maintaining a slight bend in your elbows.
    • Pull your elbows back, squeezing your shoulder blades together as you bring your hands toward your ribcage.
    • Keep your core engaged and maintain a neutral spine throughout the movement.
  4. Full Range of Motion:
    • Extend your arms back to the starting position, fully stretching the resistance band to feel the resistance in your lats.
  5. Repetition:
    • Perform the rows for the desired number of repetitions.
    • Control the movement to ensure proper muscle engagement.
  6. Tips:
    • Focus on using your lats to initiate and control the movement.
    • Keep your shoulders down and avoid shrugging.
    • Control the band throughout the entire range of motion.

Remember to choose a resistance band that provides enough challenge for your strength level. Adjust the distance from the anchor point or use a band with higher resistance for increased difficulty. As always, if you have any existing medical conditions or concerns, it’s advisable to consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider before starting a new exercise routine.