Stability Ball Tricep Kickbacks

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

This stability ball triceps exercise really isolates the tricep muscle group. This exercise also builds core strength and balance.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Triceps

Triceps are an often forgotten muscle group. Triceps are located on the opposite side of the biceps at the back of the upper arm. Well strengthened and defined triceps make the arm look bigger and sleeker (reducing the "flabby arm" look).

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Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Equipment Used


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Stability Ball

A stability or exercise ball is a ball constructed of soft elastic and filled with air until firm.Most stability balls range from a diameter of approximately 35 to 85 centimeters (14 to 34 inches).

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Dumbbells

The dumbbell, a type of free weight, is a piece of equipment used in weight training. It can be used individually or in pairs (one for each hand). Dumbbells vary in weight from 3lbs. up to 150lbs.

Exercise Instructions


stability ball tricep kickbacks - step 1

Step 1

Start in a bent over position on the ball with your one hand and knee placed on top of the stability ball. Keep your back straight, your elbow high and your arm tucked tight to the body.

stability ball tricep kickbacks - step 2

Step 2

Starting at a 90 degree angle, fully extend your arm, contracting your bicep at the top of the extension.

stability ball tricep kickbacks - step 3

Step 3

Return the arm to the starting position and repeat action.