While a series of pull up exercises are fantastic for your back, some people have significant problems or are entirely unable to do them. If you have a solid resistance band and a firm hook to hang it on, you can still get the benefits of the pull-up motion and resistance. Loop your band at the halfway point over this hook point. Gripping each side of the bands, walk back several feet to put some stretch on these bands. Make sure your bands are built solidly to avoid them snapping or coming apart at the handle. Once you have stepped back, kneel down on one knee. Keeping your back straight, bend your upper body slightly forward, so it is parallel with the resistance band. From this position pull both ends of the band, so your hands line up with your shoulders, simulating a pull-up motion. Hold this position for several seconds, allowing your back to feel the resistance. Allow your arms to stretch back to their original position, then repeat the “pull up” motion as needed.