Fitness Tip: Dumbbell 2 Arm Skull Crusher

Fitness Tip: Dumbbell 2 Arm Skull Crusher

The triceps brachii is Latin for “three-headed arm muscle”. It’s an extensor muscle that joins together at the elbow and is an antagonist of the biceps and brachialis muscles. The triceps cover about 2/3rd of our arm and are primarily used for pushing. One of our favorite strength exercises to isolate the triceps is the 2 arm Skull Crusher. 1. Lie prone (on your back) holding 2 dumbbells in a […]

Fitness Tip: Triceps Kickback

The tricep kickback strengthens the triceps brachii, which is a three-headed arm muscle that joins together at the elbow. The triceps brachii is both an extensor and an antagonist of the biceps. To strengthen the L. tricep, step forward with the R. foot and hinge forward slightly at the hips. Keep your back straight and weight supported either with forearm to thigh, or hand to thigh. Begin with the dumbbell […]

Fitness Tip: TRX Hip Dip and Oblique Twist

Planks are an awesome exercise for core, hip and shoulder strength and stability and a plank on the TRX will be even more challenging and effective for the core as it works to stabilize the body. Begin by adjusting your TRX to mid calf length. Then put your toes in the straps and roll sideways onto one forearm. Be sure to keep the elbow directly under the shoulder to protect […]

Fitness Tip: Kettlebell Bottoms Up Reverse Lunge

Many sports such require overhead action such as throwing a ball, however many athletes struggle with the overhead postural stability that’s required to excel in their sport. One of the most effective ways to train overhead postural stability is with an unstable overhead load such as the Kettlebell in the Bottoms Up Reverse Lunge. 1. Begin standing with feet hip width apart, holding the kettlebell by the horns in the […]