Thursday, June 16, 2016

Triceps Extension (BowFlex 45 Degree)

Elbow Extension
Muscles worked: This exercise emphasizes the triceps muscles located on the back of the upper arms.
Pulley position: Lat tower.
Starting position:
• Remove the bench, straddle the rail and stand on the platform facing away from the Power Rods®.
• Grasp the grips at shoulder width, with your palms down.
• Adjust your distance from the pulleys (one to two feet in front of you). This may need to be altered after attempting the first rep.
• Keeping your arms bent, bring your upper arms to your side and maintain.
• Lift your chest and tighten your abdominals to stabilize your spine while maintaining a very slight arch in the lower back.
• Keeping your upper arms stationary and by your side, straighten your arms in an arcing motion down and then inward toward your legs.
• Fully straighten your arms.
• Controlling the motion, allow your elbows to bend, returning to the starting position without moving your upper arms.
Optional motions:
• Bilateral movement — both arms extending at the same time.
• Unilateral movement – performing all reps with one arm before moving to the next.
• Alternating – performing one rep on one side and then the next rep on the other side.
• Simultaneously alternating – both arms moving, although in opposite directions (one extending while the other is returning).
Key points:
• Keep your upper arms motionless.
• Keep wrists straight.
• Tighten the triceps throughout the exercise and control the motion on the way down.