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Aesthetically, tighter and more defined triceps stand out whenever a person wears a tank top. This is especially true among women, who, as they age, are prone to batwings, or when the skin covering the back of the arms sags.
To develop triceps, Garry Y. Itkin shares two of the simple yet effective moves that hit all heads and give the muscle greater form and strength.
To do tricep kickbacks, grab the dumbbells and stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Bend the upper body at a 45-degree angle. Be sure always to keep the back straight. Lift the elbows, so they form a 45-degree angle with the back. The arms should be at a 90-degree angle with the hands and dumbbells at the bottom.
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Start the exercise by lifting the forearm back up until the arm is straight. Hold for a second before slowly lowering the arm. Repeat the move. Start with light weights with 10 reps per set. Do three sets.
Garry Y. Itkin mentions that people should pause at the top of the movement and squeeze their triceps for an added pump.
Take a dumbbell with both hands and lift it over the head. Keep the elbows as close as possible to each other. Don't let them flair out.
Bend the arms backward and slowly lower the dumbbell to the back before raising it back up. Repeat the move. Start with light dumbbells with 10 reps per set. Do three sets.
As an added note, Garry Y. Itkin mentions that people don't need heavy weights for this particular exercise.