Suspended Triceps Extension

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Instructions

Preparation

Grasp handles and step forward between suspension trainers. Position arms downward and slightly forward, nearly parallel with suspension straps. Lean forward, placing upper body weight onto handles with arms straight, while stepping back onto forefeet so body is leaning forward at desired angle. Straighten body, so torso is in-line with legs.

Execution

Lower body by bending elbows, allowing head to travel between suspension handles. Raise body up and back up until arms are extended. Repeat.

Comments

Both upper and lower body should be kept straight throughout movement. Angle of body affects difficulty of movement. See Gravity Vectors for greater understanding of how body angle influences resistance. Also see Suspended Triceps Extension with Triceps Rope.

Easier

Resistance is least when body is positioned upright, at top of exercise. Movement can also be made easier with staggered foot position by placing one foot slightly forward.

Harder

This movement can be made more challenging by positioning body more horizontal at lowest position. This can be achieved by placing feet further back and having handles positioned further down nearer ground.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Push

Muscles

Target

Stabilizers

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