Primary muscles: Triceps
Secondary muscles: Chest, shoulders
Exercise for the opposite muscles: Hammer curl
LYING TRICEP EXTENSION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and a dumbbell in each hand.
2. Extend your arms and position the dumbbells directly above your shoulders.
3. Bend your elbows and bring the dumbbells down until they’re close to your ears.
4. Lift the dumbbells back up and repeat the exercise.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
When doing the lying triceps extension, be sure to keep your upper arms stationary, only your elbow joints should move. Breathe out as you bring the dumbbells up and keep your elbows close to your body during the entire movement.
The lying tricep extension strengthens your triceps, helps to sculpt your upper body and stabilizes your shoulder joint. This exercise increases the strength and range of motion of your shoulders and elbows and improves the flexibility of your arms.
SETS AND REPS
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the lying tricep extension, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: