Inclusive Exercises for Everyone: Band Pull Aparts

Band Pull Aparts are great for inclusive training in a group, or for beginner to pro athletes. They’re an easy way to strengthen your upper back, shoulders and overall posture. They’re also great exercises to do while traveling as the band is literally the most transportable piece of gym equipment available to humans. Here’s how to incorporate Band Pull Aparts into your routine:



1. Hold both ends of the band and bring arms up to parallel with the ground.

2. Pull hands apart from each other, pinching back together.

3. Once arms are straight out to the side, return to starting position.

4. Repeat 1-3.

Ryan Lockard talks about special needs training and tips for exercises.Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.