10 Exercises for Toning Your Triceps

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Working our biceps is important, but we must not neglect the back of the arms, better known as the triceps. Working both muscle groups allows for muscle balance, therefore reducing our risk for injury. Because the triceps are comprised of smaller muscles, compared to our biceps, you may need to drop the weight lifted in order to perform these exercises with good form. Remember the goal is to provide an overload to the muscles so that growth and strength can occur.

Our triceps are not only responsible for giving us well-toned arms, but they do aid in any activity where pushing is required--everything from pushing a shopping cart, vacuum cleaner, even a lawn mower. By building strength in these smaller muscles, we are also helping to make our everyday activities a little easier.

Please note that you should not do all these exercises during one exercise session. Doing a maximum of three exercises will provide the challenges to see results.

Triceps Kickbacks

Total Arm Toner

Triceps Side Press

Single Arm Press

Overhead Triceps Extension

Triceps Stretch

The following triceps exercises were all located in SparkPeople's Fitness Resource Center's Exercise Library.

Assisted Triceps Dip Machine

Lying Triceps Lifts

Reverse Grip Triceps Pulldown on a Cable Cross Machine

Standing Overhead Triceps Pull on a Cross Cable Machine

Do you workout your triceps as frequently as your biceps? What is your favorite triceps exercise?