Exercises We Love: Tricep Kickback

tricep kickbackSay goodbye to upper arm flab with this fabulous muscle-tightening exercise.

How It Works:

You’ll need two hand weights. If you are new to exercising with weights, start with a one-pound or a two-pound weight and work up from there.

  • Grab a weight in each hand and lower your arms
  • Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, and bend your upper body forward until your torso is at a 45-degree angle to the floor. (Tip: Push your tush back.)
  • Pull your elbows up to your torso, then holding that position, straighten your arms behind you. (Tip: Try to keep your arms above your hips)
  • Bring your arms back to starting position (with elbows bent) and repeat for 10 reps.

If it is too hard to do both arms at once, start with one arm at a time. Make sure you aren’t swinging your arms – instead, use controlled movements that work the tricep. Keep at it for a few weeks and you’ll notice a difference!

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