If you’d like stronger, more defined arms, you’ll love this AUMazing bodyweight move called the TRX Tricep Extension.
What’s great about this exercise, which uses the TRX Suspension Trainer, is that there’s an added element of instability.
This provides an extra challenge for your core and helps build total-body strength.
You can adapt it to your fitness level, as well.
The more you stand upright, the easier the exercise becomes; the more horizontal your body is to the floor, the harder.
You’ll be surprised how much more challenging the exercise becomes by moving your feet back an inch or two.
Here’s the proper technique:
Step 1: Hang the TRX cables at an elevated point so that the handles hang down to just above your waist.
Step 2: Grab the handles with your palms facing downwards and face away from the point of suspension.
Step 3: Lean forward with a tight core and create tension in the TRX by straightening body. Bring the handles in so they are shoulder width apart or slightly narrower.
Step 4: Inhale, bending the elbows, and lower your body down while maintaining a plank like position until your elbows are bent 90 degrees. Keep the elbows pulled in, and don’t let them flare out.
Step 5: Exhale, contracting through the triceps and push yourself back to the starting position.
Step 6: Repeat this motion for the specific number of reps you choose based upon your goals.
“Keep bending at the elbows until your knuckles reach your forehead, and maintain a tight core throughout the exercise.”
If you don’t have a TRX, you can do the same exercises by hanging from a bar on a power rack.
Give this exercise a shot for an awesome arm workout.