Sculpt your back muscles with this easy exercise you can do anywhere that combines the superman and a band lat pull: the Superman Lat Pull
Hey fitness fans, I’m starting a new blog series! Each week I’ll post a new Move of the Week, an exercise you can add to your workout routines for some variety and fun! My goal is to post a new move each week depending on my schedule. The first Move of the Week is the Superman Lat Pull with a flat band, one of the low-impact but super effective exercises I use with my training clients.
I am a big fan of combination moves – moves that combine several exercises into one. It’s time efficient and makes for greater calorie burning. This particular exercise is a favorite of mine: it hits every muscle in your back (and even your glutes) in a single exercise. If you are short on time, this is the perfect move to include in your workout.
Tips for the Superman + Lat pull:
- Keep your head and neck in a neutral position. Your neck is a natural extension of your spine so it should be in proper alignment (not far forward or extended too far back) to protect your neck joints
- Draw your shoulder blades down away from your ears and together like you are trying to put your shoulder blades in your back pocket
- If you have lower back problems, you can try this exercise without the raising your lower body off the ground, just raise your upper body
- This exercise is not suitable for pregnant women
Here’s a regular superman:
Then we add the lat pull with a flat exercise band:
Watch the short video to see the move in action:
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist