Standing Towel Triceps Extension
- To begin, stand up with both arms fully extended above the head holding one end of a towel with both hands. Your elbows should be in and the arms perpendicular to the floor with the palms facing each other while your feet should be shoulder width apart from each other. This is the starting position.
- Now communicate with your partner so that he/she can grip the other side of the towel to apply resistance. Keeping your upper arms close to your head (elbows in) and perpendicular to the floor, lower the resistance in a semicircular motion behind your head until your forearms touch your biceps. Tip: The upper arms should remain stationary and only the forearms should move. Breathe in as you perform this step.
- Go back to the starting position by using the triceps to raise the towel. Breathe out as you perform this step.
- Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
Caution: Make sure your partner does not apply to much resistance or suddenly jerks the towel as doing so could cause injury. Start out by having your partner applying barely any resistance so you can get used to the exercise. As you practice the exercise, then your partner can gradually begin to increase the resistance of the exercise.
Variation: You can perform this exercise with one arm at a time or even sitting down for more back support.
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