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Circuit 1, Move 2: Lying Triceps Extension

Strengthen the backs of your arms and get ready for tank-top season with this effective triceps move.

  • Grab a set of dumbbells, and start by lying on your back.
  • With one dumbbell in each hand, raise your arms so they are above your chest, making sure your elbows are straight but not locked.
  • Slowly lower both arms toward your head, bending your elbows to 90 degrees as the dumbbells reach the mat. Aim to lower your dumbbells so they are on either side of your head, elbows bent and pressing in toward your head.
  • Lift arms back up to starting position. This is one rep.
  • Do 10 reps to complete a set.

Use five- to eight-pound dumbbells.

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