Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tighten Up Your Triceps

Hey, hey, hey!

Last week, I still was feeling sick, but come Thursday, I started feeling better. This morning, I found out I gained back the 4lbs I lost within the last two weeks, that's because I started eating more than I did when I was sick.

While uploading images from January on my Facebook page when I saw a picture of magazine page I took while attending a food trip with blogger pals. I have completely forgotten I took this picture, so let me share this now, before I forget it again. Hahaha.

This was taken from Cosmopolitan Magazine (Philippines), December 2011 issue.

Triceps has to be one of the things I need to tone, so when I saw this while flipping the pages of Cosmopolitan Magazine, I knew I had to take it home - by taking a picture of it, so I can do it when I get home. The image above was small, but if you wanna do the exercises, scroll down. :)

The Skiier.
1) Grab 3lb. weights, and stand with your feet hip-distance apart, knees bent. Lean forward about 45 degrees, holding the weights so your palms face your legs.
2) Lift both arms behind you as far as you can, palms facing up. Pause for a few seconds, then lower back to start.

That's one rep; do three sets of 10 reps.

Tricep Push-Up
1) Start up in push-up position -- abs tight, back straight, head in line with the spine. Turn your hands in so your fingertips face each other. This activates your triceps.
2) Bend your elbows forward, and lower yourself halfway to the ground.

That's one rep; do two sets of 10.

Chair Dip
1) Grip a chair with your hands about hi-width apart, fingertips facing your body. Move your butt a few inches in front of the chair, keeping your back and arms straight and your knees bent.
2) Slowly bend your elbows and lower your body slightly to the floor.

That's one rep; do three sets of 10.

Arm Twist
1) Stand with your feet wider than your hips. Hold one weight at your right side and one on your left hand, arm bent so it looks like a V.
2) Bend forward 45 degrees, rotating your torso to the right (your feet will naturally follow). At the same time, twist your left arm, and raise it behind you, palm up and elbow straight. Return to start.

That's one rep; do three sets of 10, and switch sides.

Four exercises for the triceps that would take about 6 minutes to do. Not bad, really... and since Mondays I will do exercises for the arms, I will include this in my list of exercises to do.

My sister and I will travel to La Union later this week, which means I might not be able to do exercises while I am there, but then again, that wouldn't mean I should waste the rest of the week, right? Now that I am feeling much better, it's time for me to step back on track.

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