Triceps Extensions - Resistance Band
Upper Body Resistance Band Exercises Video Series
Triceps extensions, as the name suggests, focuses on the tricep muscle.
The triceps brachii muscle is Latin for three headed arm muscle. This
is located on the back of the upper arm.
The main purpose of this muscle is for extension of the elbow joint, or
straightening of the arm.
The three heads of this muscle includes the long head, medial head and
the lateral head.
This is an extensor muscle of the elbow and an opposing muslce of the
When doing a complete upper body training, it is recommended that you
work opposing muscles in the same workout.
So combine this move with the bicep curls or hammer curl. To get a good
upper body resistance band workout, do all the exercises in this video
Exercise #3 - Triceps Extensions
The instructions below are for doing this exercise with one arm at a
time. However, to add some variety, you can also do this move holding
onto the resistance band with both hands. This way you will strengthen
both arms at the same time.
Wrap the resistance band around your right hand and place your arm next
to your ear with elbow bent.
- Place the remaining portion of the resistance band behind
your back or under your foot.
- Reaching around behind your with your left hand, grab the
resistance band. Wrap the band around your left hand as well if you
need more resistance. If you placed the
band under your foot, then check the resistance level to ensure enough
- Now extend your right arm up towards the ceiling in a slow
and deliberate movement..
- Return your right arm to starting position.
- Repeat for 6 to 16 repetitions and then switch arms.
the tension if you need to in order to complete at least 6 reps. You
can repeat the reps for more than one set.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
correctly. The video below shows this exercise using both arms at the
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