This exercise is designed to tone, strengthen and create definition to the triceps muscles in the top- back of the arm. If you do not have a resistance band you can use a towel.
Stand with your feet hip-width distance and parallel; softly bend your knees. Hold the band in each hand behind your back with palms facing upward, toward the ceiling. Hinge forward from the waist with a flat back until your torso is at about a 45-degree angle. Engage the abdominal muscles to support the lower back.
Draw the shoulders away from the ears and firm the triceps muscles (top of the back of the arms) inward toward the midline of the body.
Engage the triceps muscles to lift arms up just an inch or two above the hips (if you need more challenge, lift the arms slightly higher). Start by pulling the band apart so that the arms move farther from each other (just about an inch out to each side). You should feel the triceps muscles engage. Try to focus on the movement being initiated in the triceps, rather than in the wrists. Repeat pulling the band apart 10 times.
Add a lift up to the pullout. The movement will be one pull apart of the band an inch out to the side, and then arms will lift straight up an inch. Repeat 10 times.
Hold the pull/resistance on the band and focus on just lifting the arms up an inch and down an inch. Repeat 10 times.
Hold the band at your highest point and add a small bend stretch upward. You should imagine a tiny bend and big lengthen to the back of the arms. Repeat 10 times.