My Top 3: November

Lynn’s Top 3

Lynn, Certified Personal Trainer at the Ottawa Athletic Club shows us her #top3 favourite tricep exercises.

  1. Cable Overhead Tricep Extension: Grasp the rope overhead with a neutral grip (palms facing), and lean forward in a split stance and hinge at the hips. Initiate the movement by extending the elbows and flexing the triceps. Tuck the chin slightly to allow the rope to travel overhead and pull the rope downward until the elbows are almost locked out and then slowly return to the starting position.
  2. Laying Dumbbell Tricep Extension: Lie on a flat bench while holding two dumbbells with your arms fully extended directly over your shoulders at shoulder width. The palms should be facing in and the elbows should be tucked in. Breathe in and slowly lower the weight until the dumbbells are near your ears. At that point, while keeping the elbows in and the upper arms stationary, use the triceps to bring the weight back up to the starting position as you exhale.
  3. Dumbbell Decline Tricep Extension: Secure your legs at the end of the decline bench and lie down with a dumbbell on each hand on top of your thighs. Once you are laying down, move the dumbbells in front of you at shoulder width. The palms of the hands should be facing each other and the arms should be perpendicular to the floor and fully extended. This will be your starting position. Bring the dumbbells down slowly by moving your forearms in towards you until they are next to your ears. Breathe in as you perform this portion of the movement. Lift the dumbbells back to the starting position by contracting the triceps and exhaling.


Tune in next month to see which trainer will be sharing their #mytop3 favourite exercises.