tricep extension with resistance band
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Tricep Extension Using A Resistance Band

Tricep extensions work the back part of your arm, as seen in the image below. You don’t need any gym equipment or free weights to work out this area of your arm- all you need is a resistance band.

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To complete tricep extensions at home with a resistance band:

-Stand with one foot slightly in front of the other and place the center of the band under the back foot.

-If your band is shorter, like mine is, you’ll have to adjust the move; hold the band in one hand, low by the side of your leg (as in the image below), and you’ll complete the move with the opposite arm first. You’ll complete all sets with each arm individually, rather than both at the same time.

-Bring the handle(s), straight up above the top of your head.

-Slowly lower handle(s) behind the back of your head until elbows are bent 90 degrees, keeping elbow(s)s close to the side of your head.

-Press your hand(s)s back up overhead slowly.

-Repeat the movement 12-15 times to complete a set, complete 3 sets.

-To increase the difficulty of this exercise, you can use a band with more resistance, or increase repetitions.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

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