By Mary Ann Wilson, RN
Triceps strengthening exercises done regularly will help tone flabby arms.
Begin by sitting toward the front edge of the chair
with feet firmly planted on the ground.
As with any exercise, take a moment to get into good postural
alignment before beginning.
Resistance Band Triceps Strengthening Exercise
Secure and stabilize the resistance band on the right thigh with the left hand.
Slide the right elbow back along the rib cage as if you are jabbing someone directly behind you.
Hold the elbow in that position throughout the triceps strengthening exercise.
- Slowly extend and bend the right arm keeping the elbow stationary. Repeat 8 times.
- Change arms and repeat the triceps strengthening exercise on the other side.
If you have uncontrolled blood pressure or blood pressure over 140/90 you should not perform high level resistance work. Light resistance work may be performed if approved by your doctor. Exercises with the resistance band may be inappropriate for those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or other disorders of the arms or hands, depending on the stage and severity of the condition. Remember, listen to your body! If anything hurts, modify the triceps strengthening exercise within your comfort range or discontinue it.