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Cross-Body Triceps Extension

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fitness level:Easy
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (5)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • the triceps exercise focuses on the outer and extra visible part of the triceps (lateral head)

Starting Position

  • take a dumbbell with one hand and lay down on the floor or a weight bench
  • the arm is stretched out, the weight above your shoulder
  • elbow point out
  • the free hand can stabilize the upper arm later
  • if you lie on the floor, angle the legs and position the feet shoulder width apart

Correct Execution

  • bend the elbow and lower the weight slowly to the opposite shoulder in front of your chest
  • stop the motion before you touch the shoulder
  • it becomes more effective, if you hold the final position for a moment
  • bring the dumbbell back to the starting position
  • the upper arm is inactive
  • do not push the arm through completely
  • do several repetitions, then switch sides