Try this workout from trainer and nutritionist Kim Oddo.


1. Sit on a workout bench with the heels of your hands cupping the edge, fingers pointing down.

2. Extend your legs out in front of you, resting your ankles on the top of a stability ball.


3. Keeping your back straight and abs engaged, slowly lower yourself downward, bending your elbows until they’re 90 degrees.

4. Straighten your elbows and return to starting position.


● Pause briefly at the top, contracting your triceps before lowering yourself back down.

● Keep your legs straight throughout the full range of motion.


● Bend elbows more than 90 degrees; this will put undo stress on the rotator cuff and could lead to injury.

● Bounce at the bottom of the movement; you’ll take the focus off your triceps and transfer it to your shoulders.