Many girls do not want to have flabby arms and want to have toned triceps like Madonna. Triceps Kickback (also known as Bent Over Kickback) is an ideal exercise to completely focus and isolate on the triceps. However, this workout requires perfect form to be done successfully.
- Hold a dumbbell in your right hand and place your left knee on a bench. Lean forward and place your left hand on the bench for support.
- Your right foot should be flat on the floor and right knee slightly bent.
- Keep your back straight. I used to neglect this part until some one told me I must keep my back straight.
- Keeping the elbow in place, push the dumbbell back and up by extending the arm backwards. Pause when your forearm is almost parallel to the floor.
- Then, and slowly return to the starting position.
- After the set, switch the dumbbell to the other hand and continue with another arm.
- You can do 8 to 12 repetitions for one set. Do 3 sets for each arm.
- If you feel the burn in the rear of your arm, yes, you are doing it correctly.
- Make sure your tricep is always parallel to the ground throughout the exercise.
- To ensure proper form, look in the mirror to see that your elbow is stationary against your side, and the extension of the elbow is complete.
- Use the contraction in the back of your arm to straighten your elbow. Avoid jerking or “locking” your elbow joint.
- Some people prefer to look ahead. But, if you is not comfortable with the strain at your neck, by all means, you can look down toward the floor so that your head and neck are in line with your torso.
- If you do not have a bench at home, you can use a chair.
- Worse, you can bend over without the support of a bench (as shown in the diagrams below), but you may find the exercise is more difficult to perform without support of a bench or chair.
With the sculpted triceps, go ahead and wear those short-sleeved shirts. Go sleeveless!
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