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
Triceps, Back, Chest, Shoulders, Neck
Very Easy to Moderate
You should take great precautions in doing this stretch if you have severe pain or concerns about your bones or joints. If you are recovering from an injury, you might want to wait until you have recovered.
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.
Raise your right arm, then fold at the elbow. Touch the center of your back with your right-hand palm.
Using your left hand, gently push your elbow towards your spine, or if your flexibility is high, place your left hand behind the back and reach to to your right hand and pull the left hand down slowly.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 on the other arm.
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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