What muscles do Triceps Kickback work?
The triceps kickback exercise primarily works the triceps brachii, a muscle located in the back of the upper arm that is responsible for extending the elbow. It also engages the posterior deltoid to a lesser extent. The kickback is an effective exercise for strengthening the triceps muscles..
How do you do a Triceps Kickback?
To perform a single arm triceps kickback exercise:
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding a single AguaForce Weight in one hand.
- Bend forward from the hips, keeping your back flat and your neck in a neutral position.
- Hold the AguaForce Weight with your palm facing your thigh, arm extended straight down and parallel to the floor.
- Keeping your upper arm stationary, extend your elbow and kick the AguaForce Weight backwards until your arm is straight behind you.
- Pause briefly, then slowly lower the weight back to the starting position.
- Repeat the motion with the other arm.
- Continue alternating arms for the desired number of reps.
It's important to use a weight that is appropriate for your strength level and to keep your movements smooth and controlled. Make sure to keep your back flat and your neck in a neutral position, avoiding any excessive arching or rounding of the back. Also, avoid swinging the weight and use your triceps to lift the weight, not your shoulder.