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Triceps — Fit for Derby Tone up those arms with our online trainer this month: Emily Reed, Core Barre instructor at Burn Personal Fitness, 2004 Frankfort Ave.

Story by Emily Reed photos By MELISSA DONALD

Starting position: • Feet hip distance apart • Soft bend in the knees • Torso hinged forward at hips (engage abdominal) • Extend arms back raising to shoulder height • Palms facing in, arms are straight  • Holding this position, making sure to keep arms as close to the body as you can...THINK SQUEEZE!

*TIP — POSITION YOURSELF IN FRONT OF A MIRROR. THE GOAL IS NOT TO SEE YOUR WEIGHTS.


Begin: • 10 small pulses up • 10 small pulses in — REMEMBER SQUEEZE! • 10 small bend, great BIG stretch

*TIP — KEEP THE BEND IN THE ELBOW SMALL. THE EMPHASIS IS ON STRETCHING THE ELBOW OUT.

*TIP — A 2-pound weight is all you need. I recommend this exercise 4-5 times a week.

Triceps STRETCH: • Bring arm back and reach down your back. • Apply a bit of pressure to your elbow, keeping the arms close to the head. • Reach down your back, while applying pressure 5 times on each arm. 


Triceps — Fit For Derby (TW April 2012)