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Triceps Extension

Toning Exercises Video Series

The triceps extension is the next video in this series. This is an upper body exercise.

This one really targets the triceps muscle, as the name indicates.

The triceps brachii muscle is latin for three headed arm muscle.

Basically there are three heads to this muscle.

The long head, known as the inner head, runs down the back of your arm. It is the largest of the three heads.

The medial head lies deep within the arm and is positioned on the midline of the triceps. This one is appropriately referred to as the middle head at times.

The last of the heads is called the lateral head. It is located on the outside of the arm.

Working the triceps (with it's three heads) can help tighten that flabby skin underneath your arm.

It is one of the most under worked muscles, so toning this through exercise can help tighten and strengthen this muscle.

To see all the toning exercises in the series, just use the next/previous buttons located below the video on each page.

This workout is just one in a series of many toning exercises.

Exercise #4 - Triceps Extension

The triceps extension is best done with either resistance bands or dumbbell weights. You can just use your bodyweight and let the movement tone the muscles.

However, to get the bang for your buck, try adding some resistance while doing this move.

The video below uses a resistance band. 
  1. Stand with feet together and flat on the floor.
  2. Holding the resistance band on both ends with your hands, place one hand behind you and hold in place at your lower back with one hand.
  3. Reach your other hand over your shoulder bending at the elbow.
  4. With this hand, straighten your arm straight up keeping your arm close to your ears.
  5. Repeat this for several reps. 
  6. Switch arms and repeat for several reps on the other side.
You can use dumbell weights as well and do both arms at the same time if you like.

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 


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