Exercise of the Month: Bend & Stretch Elbows with the Flex-Band® Exerciser.

Targets triceps and middle deltoids


  • Seated on mat, pelvis and spine vertical with legs crossed or straight (sit on a pillow, large book or chair to sit up straight as possible). Flex-Band exerciser around mid back.  Hands holding ends of band, elbows bent at sides.


  • INHALE to prepare
  • EXHALE maintain abdominal connection and reach arms out to sides, palms facing up. 
  • INHALE bend arms to return to starting position.

    Complete 8-10 repetitions

Remember to start your workout with a warmup routine.
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This exercise is an excerpt from the Easy Start Poster included FREE with the purchase of the Flex-Band Power Pack.

This exercise is an excerpt from the Matwork Easy Start Poster. Find more exercises in the STOTT PILATES Manual Library comprised of 10 titles that document the entire STOTT PILATES exercise repertoire.


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If you experience pain or discomfort during exercise, stop immediately and consult your doctor. To reduce risk of injury, never force or strain during exercise.

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