Triceps! Exercise of the Week – August 19th

Tricep Plank

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This exercise will primarily workout your tricepts – yeah, that back part of your arm that jiggles when you wave… If you want toned arms this is the best place to start. Don’t be surprised if you feel your abs burning as well!

Start lying flat on the ground and raise yourself up into plank position. This means all of your weight will be on your toes and your forearms, keep your elbows at a ninety-degree angle and your palms flat on the floor. Make sure your legs and back are completely straight and in line. Engage your abdominal and leg muscles to keep tight and stable in this position. Push onto the ground through your palms and extend your elbow to straighten your arm. You should feel this in the back of your upper arm. Push right up into a push up position, remembering to keep your body completely straight and tight. Hold for a second and then very slowly allow your elbows to bend and lower yourself back into plank position – make absolutely sure this movement is under control. Keep your elbows tucked in to your sides during the whole exercises. You may feel your elbows naturally coming out and your hands turning in, if this happens stop and restart. Figure out how many of these you can do until fatigue and then subtract 2 or 3, so if you can do 8 at max, start by doing repetitions of 5 or 6. Do 3 sets of these twice a week for better arms. Make sure you also workout your bicep too to avoid muscle imbalance!

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