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Tone up your arms for summer with this easy workout: triceps extensions across face

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Published on Mar 30, 2012

This exercise targets: triceps, legs, glutes, lower back, stability
For this exercise, you will need: two dumbbells and an exercise ball

Lay on the exercise ball with your shoulders and neck. Your feet are shoulder-width apart and your knees forming a 90 degree angle. Make sure your body forms a straight line from knees to head and you are in a stable position. Your arms are stretched out above your head, holding two dumbbells about shoulder-width apart.

Slowly lower one dumbbell across your face toward your opposite shoulder. Return to the starting position and repeat the same motion with your other arm.

Tips:
Keep your upper arms and elbows close to your head and don't move them.
Exhale as you push the weight up and inhale when you lower it.
Maintain a stable position by including leg, back and core muscles into the workout.
Easier version: you can perform this exercise while lying on a bench.
If you are using heavy weights, perform a lower number of repetitions and perform this exercise on a bench.
Use weights suitable for your physical strength. Focus on proper technique, and not the amount of weight you are lifting.

Beginners: 10 repetitions with each arm
Intermediate level: 15 repetitions with each arm
Advanced level: 20 repetitions with each arm

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