By Dodi Herk and Brittanie McDonald
DHAC Exercise Physiologists
Today we are going to show you an exercises that focus on strengthening and toning the upper body, specifically the triceps. As always, before starting any exercise program, remember to consult with your physician.
To work the back side of the arm, the triceps, we’ll be doing the supine triceps extension, also known as a skull crusher. This exercise is done lying flat on your back, on a bench, with hands and arms extended up over your shoulders and chest, palms facing in towards each other.
Bend at the elbows lowering the dumbbells until the forearm meets your biceps. At the end of the exercise, your hands should by your ears. Extend the dumbbells back up to starting position.
If you are looking for a little extra work throughout the core muscles, pull the feet up off of the ground bending the knees at 90 degrees.
Feel free to see any of our exercise physiologists on staff if you have questions or need any assistance with these exercises. Stay tuned for more dumbbell exercises next week and if you have any requests just let us know!