Tricep Kickbacks

Beginner Level of Difficulty

Tricep kickbacks are excellent tricep exercises when done properly. This excercise completely isolates and tones the muscle.

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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Glutes

Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

Equipment Used


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Bench

A weight training bench is a piece of equipment that has a resemblance to a normal (e.g. park) bench, but is cushioned and designed for use in the weight room.

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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


tricep kickbacks - step 1

Step 1

Start on the bench in a bent over position with your head up, your back straight and your arm up by your body at a 90 degree angle.

tricep kickbacks - step 2

Step 2

Keeping your back straight and your upper arm parallel with your body, fully extend your arm, contracting your tricep at the top of the extension.

tricep kickbacks - step 3

Step 3

Return your arm back to 90 degrees and repeat.