Primary Muscle Group: Back of upper arms
Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Triceps brachii (lateral and long heads) and that seldom heard of muscle, Anconeus
Preparation: Sit on the ball with your feet flat on the floor. Place the band under both feet and grasp an end in each hand.
Breathing: Inhale as you bend your elbow, and exhale as you return to start position.
Execution: Extend your arms overhead with palms facing each other. Remember to keep those abs engaged to reap the full benefits. Bend your elbows and lower your hands behind your head and inhale. Exhale when you raise your hands back to starting position.
Comments: The overhead work in this exercise targets the entire length of your tricep muscles. This also forces your core muscles to engage giving you the added benefit of tight and toned abs.
Here are a few suggested alternative exercises:Ball Band Triceps KickBackBand KickBacksBand Overhead ExtensionBand Tricep ExtensionClose Grip Bench Press - BarbellClose Grip Dumbbell PressDecline Dumbbell Close GripDumbbell Lying ExtensionTricep Extension - Hammer Strength