Add the tricep overhead extension to your arm workouts and tone.
Triceps overhead Extension with Rope
Why: Keeping your body in proper standing alignment with core stabilisation and isolation of the overhead tricep extension is an excellent total body exercise with focus on the tricep muscles.
How: Attach a rope to a high pulley. After selecting an appropriate weight, grab rope with both hands and face away from the cable. With a slight bend in hips, lean forward slightly and engage core. Position your hands behind your head with elbows pointing straight up. Your elbows should start out flexed. This is your starting position.
To perform movement, extend through the elbow while keeping the upper arm in same position. Push your arms forward.
Squeeze your triceps at the top of the movement and slowly lower the weight back to the starting position.
Nail it: Keeping elbows in close to head while performing the movement will help with the isolation of the tricep extension. Keep your core engaged with shoulders down and back away from neck.
Workout by: Brooke Stacey
Photography: James Patrick
NEXT: Try this upper body workout for a full body activation.