Triceps Exercise for Painful Wrists – With Resistance Band

If you’re struggling with wrist pain but still want to tone your triceps, I have the perfect solution for you! Introducing the Seated Resistance Band Triceps Kickbacks (see video below)—a wrist-friendly exercise that targets your triceps effectively without any discomfort. This exercise is ideal for anyone looking to build strength and definition in their arms while avoiding strain on the wrists.

Why Choose Seated Resistance Band Triceps Kickbacks?

  • Wrist-Friendly: No pressure on your wrists, making it suitable for those with wrist pain or injuries.
  • Effective Triceps Targeting: Focuses on your triceps, helping you achieve toned and defined arms.
  • Easy Setup: All you need is a resistance band and a comfortable spot on the floor. You can sit on a block (or a book) if you experience discomfort in your hips and hamstrings while seated.
  • Portable: Perfect for home workouts, traveling, or the gym.

How to Perform Seated Resistance Band Triceps Kickbacks

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Starting Position:
    • Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you or crossed.
    • Loop the resistance band around your feet and hold the ends of the band in each hand.
    • Lean forward slightly at the hips, keeping your back straight and your core engaged.
    • Bend your elbows so your hands are by your sides, forming a 90-degree angle.
  2. Execution:
    • Extend Your Arms: Straighten your arms backward, fully extending them while squeezing your triceps. Keep your upper arms stationary and close to your body.
    • Return to Start: Slowly return to the starting position, bending your elbows to bring your hands back to your sides.
  3. Repetitions:
    • Perform 3 sets of 10-15 repetitions OR until muscle fatigue

Tips for Proper Form:

  • Elbow Alignment: Keep your elbows stationary and close to your body throughout the movement.
  • Core Engagement: Maintain a slight forward lean from the hips, ensuring your back stays straight and your core is engaged to support your posture.
  • Controlled Movements: Focus on slow, controlled movements to avoid using momentum and to maximize muscle engagement.
  • Breathing: Exhale as you extend your arms backward, and inhale as you return to the starting position.

Secondary Muscles Targeted

While the Seated Resistance Band Triceps Kickbacks primarily target the triceps, several secondary muscles are also engaged during the exercise:

  • Deltoids: The rear deltoids (shoulders) help stabilize the upper arm.
  • Latissimus Dorsi: These muscles support upper body stability and help maintain posture.
  • Core Muscles: The rectus abdominis, obliques, and erector spinae engage to stabilize your body.
  • Rhomboids and Trapezius: Upper back muscles that aid in maintaining proper posture and stabilizing the shoulder blades.

Benefits of This Exercise

  • Improved Triceps Strength: Regularly performing this exercise can help you build stronger and more defined triceps.
  • Enhanced Arm Definition: Targeting your triceps can contribute to overall arm toning and muscle definition.
  • No Wrist Strain: Ideal for individuals with wrist pain or those recovering from wrist injuries.

Seated Resistance Band Triceps Kickbacks are an excellent addition to your workout routine if you’re looking to strengthen your triceps without putting strain on your wrists. Easy to perform and highly effective, this exercise helps you achieve your fitness goals comfortably. Give it a try and experience the benefits for yourself!

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