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Shoulder Exercises: Triceps Press

Person standing doing triceps press exercise.

This exercise stretches and strengthens your shoulders. Before starting, read through all the instructions. During the exercise, breathe normally and use smooth movements. Stop if you feel any pain. If pain persists, call your health care provider.

  • Grasp a ____ pound weight in each hand. Raise one arm overhead. Hold that arm close to your ear. Bend your elbow and lower the weight behind your head, as far as you can, being careful not to hit your head. 

  • Slowly straighten your elbow, extending your arm upward. Return to starting position.

  • Repeat ____ times with each arm. Do ____ sets ____ times a day.

CAUTION: Keep your head still and neck straight. Keep your arm close to your ear. Don’t arch your back.

Online Medical Reviewer: Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 9/19/2013
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