Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lifting Weights Part 2

The triceps (on the back upper part of the arm) or lack thereof are responsible for that extra giggle every time you wave goodbye. The three muscles that combine to form the tricep are responsible for 60% of your arm muscle make up. It is not the source of annoyance for everyone though, it can serve its' purpose of assisting with any pushing motion that we do.  Increasing the strength in our triceps helps to improve the overall strength in our arms and helps the arm to show as toned. Whether it be Michelle Obama or Jessica Biel arms that we want, one should know that the only way to get strength and toning is to isolate and work the muscle.

Start with these tricep extensions and feel the burn!

 Tricep Extension:

Starting Position 1
Position 2

Feet are parallel, knees are bent, and your body is between a 45 and 90 degree angle to the floor. Pull elbows up towards the ceiling and extend arms straight back.

Complete 12-15 reps, 2-3 sets

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