Dumbbell tricep kickback exercise is another great exercise that focus on the triceps.
The triceps consist of three-headed muscle which is located on the back of your upper arm.
The three heads of muscle are the long head, the lateral head and the medial head. These are extensions of the elbow joint.
By doing this workout this will strengthen all three heads of this muscle.
While the bicep is the muscle that you show off when someone ask you to show me your muscle, it is the triceps that make up two thirds of the upper arm.
What is great about this exercise it will only focus these muscle. There are no other stabilizers or extensors muscle used while doing this exercise.
Since your tricep is smaller muscle in comparison than other muscle, make sure to use a lighter weight. Follow the step by step instructions to make sure you are doing this exercise correctly.
1. Start off with you legs about shoulder apart with the dumbbell in your right hand.
2. Bend over at your torso until you back is parallel with the floor.
3. Bend you elbow and bring your arms next to your body, make sure to keep your elbow close to your body.
4. While keeping you elbow close to your body straighten your elbows and reach your arms behind. Make sure to keep your arm stationary to control the triceps muscles
5. Make sure to inhale while returning you arm to the starting position and repeat for a few reps.
6. Switch to your left arm and repeat the above steps.
Note: While doing this exercise you can do this move on a bench. Just place one knee on the bench with you other foot on the floor next to the bench.
Here is a great site for more Dumbbell workout.
Watch the video below to make sure you are doing this exercise correctly
Here are some great dumbbell workouts that you can try at home or at the gym which also include two free workout videos.
The resistance band bicep curls is similar to the dumbbell curl but instead of using dumbbells you are using resistance bands. The bands allow you to switch.
Interval training or HIIT which is short for High-intensity interval training, which is a great way to combine low intense aerobics with high intense workout.
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