Suspended Triceps Extension


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Push



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.


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


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. This exercise can be performed on TRXⓇ style suspension trainer or adjustable length gymnastics rings.


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.


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.




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