EXERCISE For a good workout of the triceps try these moves

Method

Lie on a flat bench and hold a dumbbell in your left hand.

Hold the hand straight, palms facing almost forward.

Keeping the elbow stationary, lower the weight across the body towards the right shoulder, feeling a good stretch in the triceps.

Return to start position and squeeze the triceps at the top.

Perform the prescribed number of repetitions and repeat the exercise with the other arm.

Muscles targeted

Training on such a different angle on an extension movement works the triceps in a different manner.

The long head receives a good workout.

Avoid

Short, jerky movements.

Forceful locking of elbows at the top.

Allowing upper arms to move.

Lifting the lower back off the bench.

Who benefits

Adds shape to the triceps.

Helps sportspersons, martial artists and gymnasts.

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