The purpose of a banded or plate YTA is to increase flexibility of the biceps and triceps. This exercise helps better posture and increase thorough range of motion
Plate – Using two 2.5 lb plates in each hand leaning on a vertical bench at 45 degrees, raise both arms to make a Y then lower. Move arms to a T form and lower. Finally, move arms past the hips to make an A form with the arms and body.
Banded – For this exercise, you can either grab the skinny orange band for less resistance during the exercise, or you can grab the skinny black band for more resistance. Similar to above, move arms to a T form and lower. Finally, move arms past the hips to make an A form with the arms and body.
If interested in creating a better posture, increasing range of motion and increasing flexibility for the upper body consider adding this exercise into your daily exercises. We recommended 2 sets of 15 reps: 5 Y’s, 5 T’s, and 5 A’s. Based on your preference feel free to either use a band or plates.