Saturday, July 2, 2016

Triceps Extension (PowerBlocks Single Arm Overhead)


Target Muscles: Triceps (Especially the outer and medial heads)
Starting Position:
1. Grasp a PowerBlock (or Dumbbell) and raise it straight up over your head.
2. Stand upright and use a bench to steady yourself if necessary.
3. Bend the working arm to 90° at the elbow.
The Movement:
1. Keeping your elbow stationary, extend your arm upward until your hand are out straight up above you you.
2. Hold for a count of two; then slowly return to the starting position.
Tips:
1. Extend your arms under control - do not swing it back.
2. Keep your upper arm fixed. Only your forearm moves.
3. Keep your lower back straight and still.
4. Start with a relatively light weight as the exercise is harder to perform than  many people imagine.