If you think that many dramatic, swinging movements are a good workout, think again. When you perform basic dumbbells such as curls, raises, or setbacks, efficient movement is the name of the game.
"The problem with the classic triceps kickback is that people use far too much shoulder impulse to start the movement," says Men's Health Fitness Director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S. "We will introduce you to the one arm forearm plank and solve this problem with a resistance band."
The Benefits of Positioning the Triceps Finisher are Twofold: You Will Be Forced to Hold Your Position Your shoulders are stable and your core is exposed to a great challenge at the same time.
"From the nuclear perspective, a ton of anti-rotation is built in, both because of the one-armed plank position and because of the resistance band," says Samuel.
"To hold the position, you need to maintain whole body tension, which means that you inherently fall into an immaculate kickback home position while your lats and rhomboids are locked to the working arm and you get a nice pressure on your tris with each repetition. "
To perform the exercise, you need a practice band and a low anchor to which you can attach it like a squat stand. Samuel stresses that you should use a light band, as a heavier option can discard your position and turn your plank into a "massacre". If you do not have a tape on hand, you can try this option at WODFitters.