Pilates Triceps Stretch together with biceps will allow for full flexibility in the upper arm area. These muscles have a massive tendon attached, so when they get tight, it can be painful. However, if these muscles are toned and flexible, you'll acquire nicely shaped upper arm.
We use our biceps muscles all day long really, so I believe there is a muscular imbalance in the upper arm area of many seniors. Any imbalance may lead to tension in a joint, so it's very important to work your triceps as well. Here you go...
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Strengthening: Once you're a little more flexible, the other side of the coin is of course, strengthening. If you don't work these muscles, you run the risk of acquiring what is commonly referred to as tuckshop arms, bingo arms or ta-ta-as-you-wave-goodbye arms! Not good.
However, all is not lost. These muscles are worked beautifully using resistance with a theraband - use it also for biceps and of course many more exercises as well. Follow the pics below for a nicely shaped and toned upper arm:
Check out our collection of DVDs - you're sure to find one that is just right for you. There are 4: Core Strength Exercises, Stability Ball Exercises, Resistance Band Exercises & Stretching Exercises.