Dumbbell Tricep Extensions are a good triceps exercise.
If you're read other pages you know that all arm exercises are good for both men and women.
If your goal is to tone flabby arms, pick a weight that you can do 8-15 times and perform 1-3 sets.
If your goal is to build slabs of lean muscle, pick a weight that is challenging between 4-12 repetitions and perform 3-5 sets.
Starting Position: Begin by lying on a bench or floor if you're working out at home. Extend your arms straight in the air and keep them at shoulders width.
Form: Inhale and slowly bend your elbows so that the weight moves towards the floor. Pause for a brief second and them exhale and extend and straighten your arms.
Personal Trainer Tips: In this triceps exercise, it is important to keep your shoulders steady. Only your elbow should be moving during this exercise.
Begin with a light weight if you are a beginner because you will find that your arms will be all over the place trying to stabilize the weight.
I know this is a stupid tip, but don't let the weights smack you in the face. :-)
Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT
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