Triceps


The triceps are a muscle with three heads, hence the name. Those heads are the long head, lateral head, and medial head. The triceps are traditionally considered a powerhouse due to their overwhelmingly fast twitch. This expression refers to muscle fibers which expend energy quickly, and the triceps are particularly dominant in this trait. The triceps are involved during any pushing movement. More...

Stretches

Triceps Stretch

Difficulty: Beginner

  1. Use the opposite hand to gently apply pressure to the elbow.
  2. Hold the stretch for a few seconds then repeat with the other arm.
  3. Raise your left arm above your head, and bend at the elbow so your hand is resting at the top of your back.

Triceps Stretch

Difficulty: Beginner

  1. Hold a band so it is in line with your spine. Hold the top with your right hand and the bottom with your left.
  2. Keeping the top still, pull down on the band.
  3. Hold the stretch for a few seconds then repeat with the other arm.

Triceps Stretch

Difficulty: Beginner

  1. Bend your left arm so your hand is at your shoulder, and hold your elbow with the opposite hand.
  2. Gently push on your elbow so it is raised by your head.
  3. Hold the stretch for a few seconds then repeat with the other arm.