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Exercise of the Week – Overhead Triceps Press

Target Muscles: Triceps, Core (Back & Abdominals).

Overhead Triceps Press 01 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Sit on your stability ball, slightly forward of the top, then recline back into an incline position. Hold your weights behind your head with your elbows bent as shown.

Overhead Triceps Press 02 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Then straighten your arms, raising the weights, whilst keeping your elbows as still as possible. Lower the weights back down and repeat for the required number of reps.

Repetitions: 12-20

Sets: 2-4

As defined, this exercise is primarily targeted at the Triceps, however the use of the ball and the requirement to balance and stabilise your body during the exercise also engages the core muscles in your back and abdominals. As with all ball exercises involving weights, heavy ones should not be used, so please use lighter weights along with a higher rep range as indicated.

Also note that because you are using weights on a stability ball, you need to ensure that before you begin, your ball is rated for the combined weight of you plus the added weights you’re going to be working with.