- SETUP: Lie on a flat bench and take your dumbbells above chest level in a neutral-grip (palms facing in).
- REP: Lower the weights behind your head by bending at the elbow (try to keep your elbows locked in place, don’t let them drift out), then press them back up and squeeze the life outta your triceps.
- TIP: Notice how I don’t begin the rep with the weights above my chest? Instead, I let my arms drift back until the dumbbells are about level with my eyes. You see, when the weights are dead above our chest we receive too much assitance from the chest & shoulders, taking away from the muscle we are actually trying to work. By using this new start position, we force the triceps to be the driving muscle in every rep!
MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:
- Arms (Triceps)