Stand in front of a cable pulley set up with a rope handle and grab each side of the attachment.

Step away from the machine until your arms are fully extended in front of you. You can either keep your feet parallel and shoulder width apart or take a staggered stance for more balance and an upright position.

Brace your core; pull your elbows back, keeping your hands high and the rope at the level of your eyebrows. Slowly return the rope back to the starting position and repeat.

Jason Clinton is a personal trainer at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Schererville.