Tricep Kickback

Tricep Kickback

Difficulty level: Intermediate | Muscle Group(s): Arms, Triceps | Modality: Strength

Progression 1

Benefits

  • Strength and hypertrophy of the triceps.

Preparation

  • In optimal alignment, lean forward form the hips
  • Allow the arms to hang perpendicular to the floor.

Movement

  • From the start position, draw your belly button inward toward your spine
  • Maintaining optimal alignment, lift your arm so the humerus (upper arm) is parallel to the floor
  • While maintaining upper arm position, slowly extend your elbow, hold and return (flex elbow)
  • Concentrate on keeping your upper arm stationary and parallel to the floor
  • Maintain optimal alignment throughout the entire exercise
  • A common mistake is letting the head hyperextend; it is critical to maintain cervical alignment. The head/neck should maintain position over the shoulders while looking straight DOWN (looking up from a bent-over position hyper-extends the neck).