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One-armed triceps stretch
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Learn One-armed triceps stretch just in 5 seconds: Video
In this article we are going to show you how to make One-armed triceps stretch:
Standing with flexed arms above head, hold the opposite elbow with hand, pull and hold when you feel the tug. Change arms.
Step by step
1-Standing on the floor with feet separated same width as shoulders.
2-Place flexed arms above head and hold with one hand the elbow of the opposite arm.
4-Hold when you reach point.
Keep elbow flexed and pointed upwards in starting position.
Incline trunk sideways.
Pull elbow progressively.
Stand on the floor with feet pointing to the front and with a same width as shoulders separation. Elevate both flexed arms above your head and with one hand hold elbow of the other arm. Pull elbow to the side. Do this movement gradually and hold where you can resist. Then repeat with other arm.
Basic Muscles Explanation
The main muscle involved in this stretch is the triceps brachii, which is a big muscle that covers the posterior part of the arm. The triceps brachii has three heads: the external, the middle and the internal, with a common tendon that inserts in the bone of the forearm.
Muscles & Joint Actions
In the triceps brachii stretch, the elbow flexes and forearm meets arm, forming a very small angle.
Triceps stretching is important in all actions that require extending arms to the front or upward, or in thrust motions when elbows are near or pointing to the front. So it is necessary in weightlifting and powerlifting, in boxing (uppercuts) and in martial arts. They are important in gym in floor and bar exercises, in rugby to push and in volleyball to score. Also involved in basketball when throwing ball to the basket and other sports that require throwing and hitting with arms above head.
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