Tricep Exercises @ VIDA Fitness
Below are a series of tricep exercises demonstrated by VIDA Fitness Trainers from the Renaissance location. For more information on VIDA Fitness Personal Training please visit https://vidafitness.com/training
Dumbbell Triceps Extensions
Take a knee on a bench and keep you support leg spread wide for balance. Hold the dumbbell in the hand that is opposite the bended knee. Bend forward at the waist and support your upper body with the other hand, in a straight arm. Keep the elbow of the arm holding the dumbbell high and tight to the body. Extend the weight in a slow controlled motion backward toward the hip, keeping the elbow still and flipping the palm to the ceiling at the end of the motion. Flip the palm back to its original position as you reverse the motion to complete the repetition. You want to go for a heavier weight for this exercise. 3 Sets of 8-10 reps – each arm.
Barbell Skull Crushers
Begin by lying on your back. Hold the barbell above your head, palms away from your body, with your elbows toward the ceiling. Without moving the elbows, extend the weight back and up (at a 45 degree angle) until the arms are straight. Return the weight along the same path to complete the repetition. Use a lighter weight here. 3 Sets of 12-15 reps.
There are various styles of dips, but the key to a good repetition never changes: good form! After you have supported yourself with both arms fully extended, you want to be able to lower your body with control. Do not bow your elbow out to the side. Ideally, at the bottom of the motion, you want your elbows bent to 90 degrees and pointing straight back behind you. Going beyond 90 degrees can be problematic for some people and increases the risk of injury. Press up along the same path until arms are fully extended to complete the motion. 3 Sets of 10-12 reps.