Try these Band Skier Pull Downs for a sneaky core challenge. 

BENEFITS: This exercise targets your lats, triceps, upper back, and your core. It challenges your core to provide tremendous stability to keep a flat back while you pull the band down and out.

COACHING KEYS: Keep your chin tucked in a double chin position. Keep your core short by imagining your about to take a punch to your stomach. Maintain straight elbows and pull the band down and out. 

HOW TO USE: Use this on upper body day or in your total body workouts. It can also be a great shoulder/upper back warm-up if you have anterior shoulder pain during overhead motions. Shoot for 2-4 sets of 8-20 repetitions.

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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS spent 6 seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and founder of TD Athletes Edge.  He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

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