Double Tricep Kickback
This exercise not only tightens and tones the triceps (muscles at the back of the arm) but it also challenges the muscles of the legs and torso.
- Stand with the feet together and a dumbbell in each hand.
- Bend forward from the hips, bending the knees and maintaining a neutral spine (a straight spine with a natural curve in the lower back).
- Bring elbows up until it is a little past your waist. This is your starting position.
- Slowly straighten elbows backward with the palms facing the body.
- Slowly return to starting position.
- Do desired number of repetitions.
- Only do this exercise if you have enough strength in the lower back to maintain a neutral spine, otherwise, you can injure your lower back.
- Maintain the position of the body throughout the exercise.
- Hold the arm and shoulders steady in position. Move only from the elbow.
- Straighten the elbow fully but avoid over-straightening or "locking" the elbow.
- Move slowly. Avoid swinging the weight backwards and forwards.
12 to 15 repetitions per set. One to three sets as desired.
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