Double Arm Triceps Kickback with Free Weights
|Anatomical drawing of the human musculature system highlighting the triceps in red|
The triceps are muscles that are on the backside of your upper arm, from your shoulders to your elbow. Your triceps have three 'heads', or sections that make up the entire muscle. The primary function of the triceps muscles is to extend your elbows. The triceps kickback works all three heads of the triceps, but focuses on the upper triceps.
Begin by sitting up straight in the chair, keeping your abdominals contracted for trunk stability. Keep your head up and your feet firmly on the floor, shoulder width apart. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with palms facing in. Raise your elbows behind you roughly to your shoulder height. Keeping your elbows tight to the side of your body, exhale as you straighten your arm by pushing the dumbbell back and behind you. Hold for a second and inhale as you slowly bring the weight back to starting position. Repeat this process 8-12 times for 3 sets.
|A man seated a wheelchair is demonstrating the start position for a Double Arm Triceps Kickback with Free Weights exercise|
|A man seated in a wheelchair is demonstrating the end position for a Double Arm Triceps Kickback with Free Weights exercise|