Muscle Group: Triceps (Clinical)


Machine Exercise: Pushdowns

Alignment is maintained in back.

Careful in end phase of the pushdown, as there is a tendency to flex the upper back.


Body Weight: Dips

Use chair arms to limit the distance of the ‘dip’.  Caution with any wrist and shoulder dysfunctions.


Free Weight: Triceps Extension

Change position to below shoulder level – use two individual dumbbells or theraband.

Avoid heavy single dumbbells in this position. Better to use two lighter weights


Stretch: Triceps Stretch

The image above is not an effective triceps stretch

Triceps stretch overhead encourages thoracic flexion so should be avoided as well.
Could also use the wall to assist.