30 minute beginner upper back workout with a resistance band

Here's everything you need to try our 30 minute beginner upper back workout with a resistance band. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

30 min read
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Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Yoga Press Ups
  • Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl
  • Side Plank with Reach Through
  • Circuit 2
  • Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered
  • Inchworm to Press Up

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Yoga Press Ups

Complete 9 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Yoga Press Ups

Follow these cues to perform Yoga Press Ups correctly:

  • Use your triceps and shoulders to slide your head toward your feet from the bottom of press up position.

Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl

Complete 4 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl

Follow these cues to perform Opposite Shoulder Taps from Bear Crawl correctly:

  • Try and stay as stable as possible throughout with as little movement as possible.

Side Plank with Reach Through

Complete 8 repetitions

The side plank with reach through is a great resisting rotation exercise that brings some dynamic movement to the traditional side plank.

Benefits of Side Plank with Reach Through

The main benefit of the side plank with reach through is its ability to create adaptation in the obliques. This exercise can be a great way to build some dynamic core work into a training programme rather than just focusing on the traditional static holds.

How To Do Side Plank with Reach Through

  1. Start in a solid side plank position with the hips high, the feet stacked on top of each other and the elbow below the shoulder.
  2. Bring the hand under the body and touch the floor based on your range.
  3. Rotate the body and hips so they face the floor as much as able when reaching under the body.
  4. Bring the body slowly back to the starting position and reach the hand towards the ceiling.

Coaching Tips For Side Plank with Reach Through

Follow these cues to perform Side Plank with Reach Through correctly:

  • Keep hips and shoulders inline
  • Lock the elbow and do not allow it to bend.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered

Complete 25 seconds

Coaching Tips For Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered

Follow these cues to perform Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered correctly:

  • Ensure lower back is pressed into the floor
  • Do not lower the leg so far that your lower back comes off the floor, only go as far as able while holding a good position.

Inchworm to Press Up

Complete 4 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Inchworm to Press Up

Follow these cues to perform Inchworm to Press Up correctly:

  • Walk slowly on the hands taking small steps
  • Keep the elbows close to the body on the press up.

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