Triceps Stretch (Chest and Arm Stretches)


One of the major benefits of Stretching is that it improves your flexibility. Regular Stretching can help retain your flexibility and a good range of motion when you grow old, not only for exercising but for your daily activities as well. While Stretching may appear a bit bland as compared with resistance exercises such as Training with Free Weights and Weight Training Exercises, without a good stretch, all your hard work at the gym will be in vain.

Like the shoulders, the triceps brachii muscles, commonly known as triceps, are also a three-headed muscle complex. The triceps are the muscles that run on the backside of your upper arm from your shoulder to your elbow. They constitute

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two-thirds of your upper arm. These muscles straighten your elbows and allow you to push your arms forward.

Strengthen your triceps by doing the Triceps Stretch regularly. Learn how to do this exercise in this section:

STEP 1: Stand (with legs slightly bent and feet hip-width apart) or sit and raise your left arm over your head with your elbow bent.

STEP 2: Place your left hand over your back as if you were reaching down your spine. With your right hand, gently push your left arm back to extend the stretch. This will stretch down the back of the arm. Hold for about 10 seconds and then change sides.

It would be relaxing to get into a really good Stretching session to release all of that accumulated tension our bodies take each day. For a great full, upper, or lower body Stretching Sequence, go to Fitness Exercises – Stretching Sequences.


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