Blame gravity. Blame overeating. Blame not exercising. Whatever the excuse there’s no denying that the tricep muscle needs a lot of work in a lot of people. Think about it…did you give someone a wave today or reach up to the kitchen cupboard and notice that ‘dangle’ on the back of your upper arm? It may be time to get those triceps into shape!
The triceps are at the back of the upper arm and have three parts. That’s the muscle that gives you a nice ‘cut’ appearance when you straighten your arm, IF your arms are not carrying excess fat AND you have been working your triceps in your training sessions! Here are some of my favourite tricep exercises! Start slowly, say with 10 repetitions of each, and build to repetitions lasting 1 minute to build muscle endurance and tone.
1. Place your body in the position shown and then bend your elbow to about 90 degrees or beyond to get through a larger range of motion.
I love a great push up! It’s such a great exercise to strengthen the chest, arms and shoulders. Choose the type that’s right for you.
Tricep push up
1. For a greater challenge isolating the triceps a bit more try the tricep push up. This exercise relies more heavily on the triceps compared to the traditional push up.