Standing Tricep Exercise Using Dumbbells

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing tricep exercises using dumbbells.

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Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing tricep exercises using dumbbells.
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Featuring Jackson Sayers, BSc (Kinesiology)

Duration: 1 minute, 23 seconds

Standing tricep with a dumbbell can be done in a couple different ways.

It can be either one arm or it can be two, but the most important things we want to think about whenever we do any kind of a dumbbell motion is what are we doing with our pelvis before we start the motion.

So you want to get that pelvis into that nice bent back position with the waist, the knees slightly bent and get that nice stable position. It really protects your low back. Get the weight up over our head, get a nice high chest position, and then simply take the weight down behind our head.

Go up and down. You'll find that it works the tricep muscle very well. And once again, you can either do a one arm tricep with a lighter weight or you can get a heavier weight and get two hands underneath the dumbbell and go down and up with a two-handed thing.

Always we want to be thinking about that pelvis position. Get the knees slightly bent, the bum slightly back and that'll help the low back remain very stable at a very strong position. The things we think about our those elbows, not letting them get too wide.

Keep them in nice and tight and get the weight up and down. This same motion can be done on a bench lying on your back or it can be done standing up, but it's a very effective tricep motion. I quite often like the standing ones because they help you work on your balance and they help strengthen your upper back at the same time.

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

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