Train Your Tris!
If I had a dollar for every time a client has asked me how to get rid of the flabby part of the back of their arm, I would be very wealthy! While there is no easy fix, there are many fabulous exercises that target the triceps and if done correctly, bye-bye flab!
A little background on the triceps. They are a “small” muscle, as opposed to large
muscles like the bicep. They are easily forgotten muscles. Most people think that if they
are working their arms, such as in bicep curls, they are targeting the whole arm. Wrong!
We are targeting the main, large group and forgetting our small little triceps in the back.
Tricep Extensions are a great exercise for women that target the triceps and this variation using the stability ball adds intensity
and challenges the core!
How to Do It:
1. To perform a triceps extension on a stability ball, get into a bridge position on the
ball. Holding your weights close to your sides, slowly roll from a seated position
onto your back until the ball is under your head, neck, and upper portion of your
shoulders. Keep your hips up by pushing through your feet and bending your
knees at a 90-degree angle. Pull in your abs to keep your back straight.
2. Fully extend your arms without locking your elbows straight up from the shoulder
point. Slowly lower the weight by bending your elbows until they are a little less
than a 90-degree bend. Fully extend your arms and repeat.
Perform 10 to 15 for general strength and stability training.
Precautions: During the exercise, don’t move your shoulders, and be sure to keep
your hips up. If you are having difficulty performing this exercise on the ball, move
to the floor!
Article submitted by Pennie Waston.
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