Reclining Triceps Press

The reclining triceps press is a basic bodyweight exercise that strengthens the triceps and improves shoulder stability. This exercise will also actively engage the core throughout the entire range of motion.


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    Start seated on the floor with your knees bent and heels firmly planted. With your palms flat on the floor and fingers pointing toward your body, lean back and lower yourself onto your elbows, keeping your back straight and abs tight.
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    Hold this position and then push through your hands and flex your triceps to lift your body off the floor. Pause, return to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Keep the tension on your triceps at all times. You should not feel pain in your shoulders.
  • Keep your chest upright and don't let your upper back round.
  • Press through your palms to help activate your triceps.