How do you do the Tricep Kickback properly? We're glad you asked! Hold your dumbbell in one hand (for clarity, we'll say the left hand) and stand in a split stance (one leg in front of the other) or rest the leg on the side of your body that is not holding the weight (right leg for us) on a bench. Next, stiffen your upper body by contracting your abs and then lean forward so your upper body is about parallel to the ground. Most of your weight should be shifted to your right side (or the side opposite the dumbbell). You're almost ready now! Last step before working your triceps is to pull your left shoulder back and down and make sure your head is in line with your spine. Make sure your left arm is parallel to the floor and as close to your body as possible. Now, bend at your elbow to lower the weight so it's vertical to the floor. Breathe out and extend your elbow back to the starting position (parallel to the floor). Repeat 10-15 times.
Here's a visual for the exercise:
|Triceps Kickback Visual: Starting Position Photo Source|
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