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Today’s Workout: Tricep press will tone your upper arms

Marlo Alleva demonstrates a kettle bell triceps press. [ERNST PETERS/THE LEDGER]
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Posted: Feb. 22, 2019 12:34 pm

According to Punxsutawney Phil, we are in for an early spring,, which means warmer weather and short sleeves, so we’ll focus now on the upper back of the arm, triceps.

Our move today is a kettle bell triceps press. You will need a set of light kettle bells or hand weights, and a yoga mat for this exercise.

Begin by lying on your back on your mat. Hold your kettle bells or hand weights in each hand and extend both arms straight up. With your arms extended, focus on keeping the elbows tucked inward keeping them as close to your torso as possible.

Start your movement by bending in one elbow, bringing it all the way down toward the mat, as close to your torso as possible. Try not to touch the floor. Once you reach your lowest point, extend the weight back up to your starting position. Immediately proceed with your other arm. Continue this move for at least eight to 10 times on each side. Take a small break and continue for another three to five sets.

This move is simple and easy for nearly everyone to do, as long as you are able to lie on the floor.

Because you are already on the floor, you can combine this move with other floor exercises.

— Marlo Alleva, an instructor at Gold’s Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA, can be reached at faluvzpa@msn.com.

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