A Complete Guide to Resistance Band Exercises

Trunk Rotation with Arms Extended

Exercise Information

Exercise Name:Trunk Rotation with Arms Extended
Resistance Band Type:A flat resistance band
Equipment Required:
Body Parts Exercised:Core and Ab

Exercise Procedure

Exercise Start Position
  1. Wrap the resistance band around an object that is not going to move such as a pole, fence, tree or something similar. The resistance band should be at chest-height.
  2. Stand side-on to the anchor point in a balanced, stable stance holding both ends of the resistance band in both hands.
  3. Chest rotated toward the anchor point with your arms straight and hands at chest height.
  4. Move away from the anchor point to create tension in the resistance band.
Exercise End Position
  1. Stand side-on to the anchor point in a balanced, stable stance holding both ends of the resistance band in both hands.
  2. Chest rotated away from the anchor point with your arms straight and hands at chest height.
Exercise Start Position
Exercise End Position
Action
  1. Whilst holding both ends of the resistance band in both hands, rotate your body away from the anchor point maintaining straight arms at chest height.
  2. Return to the starting position and repeat.
  3. Once you have completed your set on one side, turn to face the opposite direction and repeat on the other side.
Modification Options
  1. Vary the strength or length of the resistance band to increase/ decrease the difficulty of the exercise.
    Exercise Prescription

    1-3 sets of up to 15 repetitions. Note that if you can do more than 15 repetitions of a particular exercise, you should increase the difficulty of that exercise. If you are performing multiple sets, you may do 2-3 sets of the one exercise before moving on to the next exercise or cycle through your whole program 2-3 times.

    Up to 60 seconds rest between sets. The duration of rest will be dependent upon the intensity of the exercise for you.

    Trunk Rotation with Arms Extended Demonstration Video