Sitting Overhead Triceps Extension with Dumbbell on Stability Ball

by Anthony Carey, MA

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The sitting overhead tricep extension done on the stability ball is going to challenge the tricep muscle group at the same time as it challenges the abdominals from the anterior chest wall of the body as that weight passes behind the stability base, which is your hips on the stability ball. Grip the dumbbell like a diamond on one end so you can bring it up directly overhead. From this position, keep your upper arms, bend the elbow, and lower the weight behind your head, which the mass and momentum of that dumbbell would want to pull you backwards. Stabilize that from the front and then come up and fully extend the triceps, keeping the face of the dumbbell pointing straight up to the ceiling. If you wanted to progress this exercise, bring your feet and knees closer together. Narrow that base of support and challenge your stability a little bit more, still working through the triceps. If we wanted to regress this exercise, we could bring the ball against the wall or have a partner add to the stability of the ball.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.