Lever Triceps Extension (plate loaded)

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Lever Triceps Extension (plate loaded)

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on seat. Place forearms on lever pad and back of upper arms parallel on padding with elbows in line with lever's fulcrum.

Execution

Push lever down until arms are fully extended. Return and repeat.

Comments

With heavy resistance, back pad will need to be adjusted to keep torso close to arm pad. Adjust seat height so back of upper arms rest on padding. If seat is too high, shoulder will need to rise near end of extension to complete final range of motion since forearms will make contact with pad before lockout. If seat is too low, range of motion will be compromised because elbows will not be completely flexed at beginning of movement. Also see Lever Triceps Extension on alternative apparatus.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Push

Muscles

Target

Synergists

  • None

Stabilizers

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