The tricep stretch is much used for elbow extension and to stabilize the shoulder. Knowing that the triceps are one of the most critical muscles for developing upper body strength.
This stretch can also help relieve tension and aid in injury recovery. This can also aid in blood circulation and loosen connective tissue.
It is particularly vital if you are doing a lot of upper body muscle-building exercises, like weight lifting curls or swimming.
2-3 times per week or every 30 minutes if working at computer
Arms, Shoulders, Back
Very Easy to Moderate
If you are suffering from any injury in the arms or shoulders, you should greatly take extra care in doing this exercise.
There is no equipment required for this stretch.
Number of Reps and/or Length of Time
10-15 secs hold
Repeat 2-3 times
10-20 secs hold
Repeat 3-4 times
40-90 secs hold
Repeat 4-5 times
Watch the instructional video, then read the following for clarification.
Lift your shoulders up toward your ears then roll them down and back.
With your left arm, cross in front of your body.
With your right arm place it at the left elbow.
Slowly pull the arm close to the body and hold to your level.
Switch arms and repeat steps 1 to 4
Choose a fitness regime that fits into your lifestyle. Though do try to make it at least 4 vigorous sessions of a minimum of 30 minutes each.
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