STRAIGHT-ARM PLATE PUSH BACK

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • SETUP: Take a weight plate in each hand and let your arms hang down by your sides with your palms facing in towards your legs. Stand with your chest up & shoulders back to maintain great posture.Fully engage your abs, this will prevent you from swinging the weights when this gets hard.
  • REP: Push your thumbs down into the plate and flex your triceps HARRRRRRD, then move your arms back behind the line of your body. Hold it momentarily and squeeze.
  • TIP: As this exercise moves the arms behind the body, it’ll work the middle head of the triceps. This is the weakest head, making this a fantastic “burnout” exercise, so don’t expect to be shifting any serious weights here. Instead, focus on maximizing the mind/muscle connection and really feeling those horseshoes burn!

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Arms (Triceps, Forearms)
triceps middle head exercises

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