If one of your trouble spots is your underarms, it’s time to get serious about training your triceps. This is the muscle that runs along the back of your arm and, while training won’t necessarily get rid of all the ‘jiggle’ (you’ll need to lose fat for that), as you do lose weight it will help to tone up the region, adding the definition you desire to have.
Here are three great tricep strengthening moves to consider adding into your exercise program…
1. Overhead Tricep Extension. The overhead tricep extension is great for working the lateral and long head of the tricep, and can be done with both hands holding a dumbbell or with one dumbbell in each hand.
The main point to focus on with this exercise, is performing it in a slow and controlled manner and really feeling the tricep muscle squeezing at each point during the exercise.
Make sure you also do not arch your back as you perform it or you will place extra strain on your lower back joints.
2. Tricep Dips. Next, tricep dips are another excellent go-to move for hitting the back of the arm. They can easily be performed off the back of a couch or chair, so are perfect for any at-home workout.
Make sure while doing these you only lower down until your shoulder is at a ninety degree angle. Going any lower than this would place excessive strain on your shoulder joint, potentially leading to injury.
3. Tricep Kick-backs. Finally, the third exercise to get into your arm building program is the tricep kick-back. This move is great for hitting the short head of your tricep as well as working the lateral head.
If you really want a challenge, as you kick your hands back behind you, think of putting your palms up toward the ceiling. This will change the nature of the stress on the muscle ever so slightly, leading to increased strength gains.
Remember, adding more variety into your program like this is a sure-fire way to see ongoing results.
So there you have a few of the best exercises to be including in your workout program if you hope to firm up those underarms and wear sleeveless shirts more confidently.
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The benefits of exercise start to subside once you stop an exercise program and are completely lost within a week or two. This is why it’s so important to exercise regularly and to include these tricep strengthening moves.
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