Dumbbell Tricep Kickback

Upper Body Dumbbell Workout Video Series

The dumbbell tricep kickback is another exercise video that demonstrates this move to strengthen your arms.

The triceps are a three-headed muscle located in the back of your upper arm.

The three heads of this muscle include the long head, the lateral head and the medial head. These are extensors of the elbow joint.

This workout will strengthen all three heads of this muscle.

While the bicep is the muscle many like to flex and show off, the triceps actually make up two thirds of the upper arm.

This particular exercise will only target these muscles. There are no additional stabilizers or extensors used while doing this move.

Be sure to include this one in your upper body dumbbell workout so that you get a full upper arm toning.

Exercise #4 - Dumbbell Tricep Kickback

Since the tricep is a smaller muscle in comparison to many others, you may want to user lighter weight. Use the steps below to do this move correctly.
  1. Stand with legs shoulder width apart and place a dumbbell in your right hand. 
  2. Bend your body at the torso until your back is even with the floor.
  3. Bend your elbows and bring your arms next to your body keeping the elbows close to your body.
  4. Now straighten your elbows and reach your arms behind you and up slightly towards the ceiling. Make sure to keep the upper arm stationary to contract the tricep muscles.
  5. While inhaling, return your arms to starting position and repeat for several reps.
  6. Switch arms and repeat the above steps for your left arm.
Note:  You can use an exercise bench for this move. Just place one knee on the bench with your other foot on the floor next to the bench. 

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. This video demonstrates this exercise while on a bench.

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