Enhancing Skills

Triceps

Talk to your doctor.  Caution and common sense should be used...as these are my experiences, and my unique situations.  They may work for you or they may not.  You may have different results.  Please read our disclaimer.

Type:

Stretch

Equipment:

N/A

The triceps stretch is a stretching exercise that targets the triceps muscles located at the back of your upper arms.

Proper form:

  1. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Lift one arm up and bend it at the elbow, so your hand is reaching down your back towards your opposite shoulder blade.
  3. Take your other hand and place it on the elbow of the arm that’s raised.
  4. Gently pull the raised elbow towards your head, while keeping your chest lifted and your shoulder blades down.
  5. Hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds.
  6. Release the stretch and repeat on the other side.

How to reduce difficulty: If you find it difficult to reach your elbow with your opposite hand, you can use a towel or strap to help you reach.

How to increase difficulty: To increase the difficulty, you can pull your elbow further towards your head, but be careful not to strain your shoulder.

Reps:

  • Beginner: 2 sets of 20-30 second holds on each side
  • Intermediate: 3 sets of 20-30 second holds on each side
  • Advanced: 4 sets of 30 second holds on each side

Estimated time for exercise: 1-2 minutes

Body Group:

Arms

Muscle Group(s):

Triceps

Muscles used:

Primary:

Triceps

Secondary:

N/A

Tertiary:

N/A

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Talk to your doctor.  Caution and common sense should be used...as these are my experiences, and my unique situations.  They may work for you or they may not.  You may have different results.  Please read our disclaimer.


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