Single Arm Triceps Extension with Free Weight
|Anatomical drawing of the human musculature system highlighting the triceps in red|
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. Holding the dumbbell, extend one arm overhead while using your other hand to hold the chair for balance. Inhale as you slowly lower the dumbbell straight down behind your head, keeping your elbow in one fixed point. Be sure to lower the dumbbell in a slow, controlled manner and do not let the weight drop behind your head. Exhale as you raise the dumbbell back up to the starting position. Do not lock your elbows when you bring the weight back up toward the top of the motion. Repeat this process 8-12 times for 3 sets.
|A man is seated demonstrating the start position for the Single Arm Triceps Extension with Free Weight exercise|
|A man is seated demonstrating the end position for a Single Arm Triceps Extension with Free Weight exercise|