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ImageSubmitted by: Justin Leonard
Last updated: 1/22/2012

Tired of traditional back exercises? The skier may be the answer to your problems. This exercise works the back muscles like none other. The triceps are also heavily involved in the execution of this movement. Here's how it's done:

First, anchor the resistance tubing to any fixed apparatus, preferably at chest level. Bend at the waist until the upper body is slightly greater than 90 degrees. During this exercise, the knees should be slightly bent. With your arms extended and locked into position, pull the resistance tubing until your arms reach the same angle as your upper body. You should exhale as you pull. Return to the starting position and repeat the exercise several times.

IMPORTANT: Your elbows must remain in a fixed position throughout the movement. It is okay to have a slight bend in your elbows, but they need to be fixed.
Step 1
Anchor resistance tubing at chest level. Body angle should be slighly greater than 90 degrees.
Step 2
With arms straight, pull the bands back until they are aligned with the upper body angle. Exhale.
Step 3
Return to the starting position and repeat several times.
Exercise Details
Back Exercises ( view all )
Difficulty Level LOW
The skier is a low difficulty exercise.
Target Muscle
Back (latissimus)
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