Many women are concerned with the 'wings' that appear as they age. This is caused by triceps that have become loose and flabby. In order to get rid of these unsightly wings or in order to delay their arrival, it is important to tone and firm your tricep muscles. One of the exercises (and there are many, which we will go through on this site) that can be used is called the Standing Tricep Extension.
Stand tall and hold a dumbbell in both hands over your head. Carefully lower the weight behind your head, bending at your elbows but keeping your upper arm squeezed close beside your ears. The key is to hold the upper arms close to the head as mush as possible; this way, the triceps are fully engaged. Do not allow your elbows to stray away from you head. Use the mirror to check that you are using proper form. It’s not as easy as you think. Do three sets of 10 to 15 repetitions.
Remember also, to keep your abs pulled in, and do not arch your back. If you find this exercise difficult for your lower back feel free to sit on a bench or chair with a lower back support.
In this section, you will find a collection of various exercises as well as tips and information on proper form.