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Weak Triceps Tripping You Up? Get Toned!

Weak Triceps Tripping You Up? Get Toned!



Where are my triceps?
What do triceps do?
How do I get strong triceps?
How do I stretch my triceps?


Where are my triceps?
Have you heard of batwings? Well, that's what some people call those flabby flaps that hang off untoned arms when you wave good-bye. And that's where you'll find your tricep muscles—at the back of the upper arm. Strong triceps keep your arms looking good and they can make your life a lot easier, too. back to top

What do triceps do?
The triceps work opposite your biceps. Together, they are in charge of straightening your arm. They help you do everything from picking up your keys to reaching up to catch a frisbee. If you like playing sports, triceps help you do things like throw a ball, swing a tennis racket, shoot baskets, or row. back to top

How do I get strong triceps?
Your tricep muscles are small and hard to isolate. That means you have to concentrate and use proper form to strengthen them. To keep your triceps toned, you'll need to include exercises that involve straightening and bending your arms. Try these resistance training exercises for your triceps: dips and kickbacks. These tricep toners probably won't be your favorite part of the strength training routine because they're difficult, but they work! back to top

How do I stretch my triceps?
After you finish your strength training routine, be sure to stretch your muscles. Stretching helps your muscles get rid of the lactic acid that builds up and makes you feel sore a day or two after your workout. Here is a great tricep stretch that feels great after a challenging workout. back to top

 
 
 
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