Armed & Ready: 3 Moves for Toned Triceps
Welcome to Armed & Ready, your one-stop shop for all things arms. At P.volve, we strive for long and strong, not sore and bulked. When it comes to the arms, there are countless ways to engage and tone, but it’s our commitment to form and innovative equipment that helps target those hard-to-reach spots. Read on for a P.volve favorite: the triceps.
The triceps are that long, hard-to-target muscle on the back of the arm that help you reach and stretch to the best of your abilities. It’s a no-brainer area for P.volve workouts, considering so much of our method is about creating length in the arms and legs. But toning this area could prove to be pretty difficult without adding any extra bulk to the arms.
The secret’s in the p.band, which allows for a full range of motion with an innovative hand-locking system. With it, you’re able to work through movements that also incorporate the thighs, glutes, and abs, so you’re actually getting a total-body workout instead of just hitting one area.
The best part of using the p.band is that you can simply change your hand positioning and hit a totally new area of the arms. Keep palms facing inward and you’ll tone the biceps; turn them outwards and you’ll target the triceps. In the moves ahead, we show you some of these details, but there are others to keep in mind when you have the p.band on. Make sure your shoulders are rolled down and back (not scrunched up by your ears) and your arms are straight with elbows locked in each move.
The tricep moves ahead will help you get Armed & Ready for today, tomorrow, and every day thereafter.
The Straight Lift
Start standing with one leg back, heel up and opposite arm out straight at shoulder height. Lift other arm from 45 degrees down towards hip, and slowly return back to returning position. Repeat 8 times on both sides.
Start standing with one leg back, heel up and opposite arm out straight at shoulder height. Use other arm to bend at the elbow, squeezing tricep before returning to starting position. Repeat 8 times on both sides.
Start standing with one leg back and heel up. Bring both arms straight out to shoulder height. Open one arm out to the side, then lift both up overhead before returning to starting position. Repeat 8 times on both sides.