Sunday, November 29, 2009

Monday's Move of the Week

The Move: Tricep Extensions

Our biceps most likely got a great workout over the Thanksgiving Weekend what with all the moving our forks to our mouths, so the move of the week targets the opposing muscle to the biceps: the triceps.

Muscles Worked: Triceps (back of the upper arm)

How to:

  1. Start by holding a dumbbell straight over your head (in both hands)
  2. Adjust your elbows so they are close to your head
  3. Slowly bend your elbows so that the weight drops behind your head
  4. With control, lift the weight back to the starting position by squeezing the triceps
  5. Repeat until exhaustion

Trainer Tips:

  • It’s easy to arch your back when doing this exercise. Keep your abs in tight while staggering your stance or standing on one leg while performing your extensions…this will protect your lower back from injury

Make ‘em Harder: Standing on one leg or on a BOSU will make this more challenging, plus it makes you work your core and will improve your balance.


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