Stay Fit for Summer: Whittle Your Triceps

You've sculpted your biceps, carved your back, and crushed your core. But what about your triceps? You can't forget about them. Chisel your arms so they look trim and toned all summer long.

The tricep is the large muscle on the backside of your upper arm. It's main function is to extend through your elbow joint to straighten your arm. This muscle helps you lift objects overhead and push things forward.

To help give you a defined tricep, try these two moves that take less than 10 minutes.


Tricep Dips

You'll need a bench or chair.

Sit on the bench. Place your palms on the bench and slide your body a couple inches away. Keep your arms extended. Your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. Slowly lower down so your glutes barely touch the ground. Pause, count to four, and lift yourself back to the beginning. Repeat.

Overhead Extensions

You'll need a dumbbell.

Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart. Lift the dumbbell up over your head, elbows are slightly bent and palms face up. Lower the dumbbell behind your head. Stop once your forearms are parallel to your head. Pause, count to four, and then lift the dumbbell back to the beginning. Repeat.

About Stay Fit for Summer

Each week from June 2 to August 29, the Stay Fit for Summer series will offer a creative fitness circuit and healthy recipe to help you maintain your beach body. So get ready for your healthiest summer yet. Warning: You may never want to take your swimsuit off again.

Pair this workout with the Fourth of July Pie.

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