How to: Dumbbell Incline Two Arm Extension
Starting Position: Begin by positioning a bench so that it is angled between 45 and 75 degrees, or so.
Grab 1 dumbbells and hold your arms straight towards the ceiling.
Form: Inhale as you bend your elbows, and let the dumbbells move just next to the sides of your head. Hold for a brief second at the bottom and then exhale and straighten your arms.
Personal Trainer Tips: Make sure that your shoulders remain stationary throughout the entire movement. Only move from your elbows.
In the beginning, you may find that you have a hard time keeping your arms stable. This is a challenge and benefit of using dumbbells.
Move in a slow and controlled manner, so that momentum doesn’t take over. And, start with a light weight so that there is less danger that you will get fatigued and lose control of the dumbbell.
Dumbbell Incline Two Arm Extension – Benefits
- Dumbbells are a great way to strengthen the triceps, and you can use multiple angles on a bench to work the triceps in a slightly different way. One part of the triceps (the long head of the triceps) crosses the shoulder joint, so when your shoulder moves to different positions the long head of the tricep will be affected. When your arms moves up towards your head the long head of the triceps stretches, and many people feel more work in the long head of the triceps when it stretches.