April 14, 2011

Triceps Kick Backs

Starting Position
Hold a dumbbell (5-8 lbs) in one hand. Kneel on bench with the opposite knee, then lean forward from your waist and support your body weight on your free hand. Keep upper arm of weighted hand fixed to your side, and allow to bend to 90 degrees.

Push weighted hand back until elbow is straight. Slowly lower to starting position and repeat. Complete desired repetitions and alternate.

Special Instructions
Make sure to relax upper body.

Muscles Worked: Triceps

I love triceps kickbacks because they are completely about the triceps, and really work and engage your whole body when you are forced to bend at the waist. You need to tighten up your abs in order to keep your back from hurting, and the rest of your body follows suit. It's a great exercise!

Info courtesy of Sparkpeople.com

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