Join Amy Cheryl for an exercise that targets your upper body focusing on your triceps muscles giving you toned arms.
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Dumbbell Kickbacks Exercise Hi, I'm Amy Cheryl and today I'm going to show you the dumbbell kickback. The dumbbell kickback mainly works the triceps. So you’re going to say goodbye to the -- what I’d like you to invite people to maybe think about if they’re not living joyously already, is to allow their exercise to be a time as well to live joyously. Again, something they want to do, as opposed to something they have to do. Come off the couch, grab your dumbbells and come join me. I'm going to teach you how to work out in a way that’s going to feel fabulous. So I'm going to face this way so you can see the angles, just wiggle your toes a little bit, why not? And then sit back, hold your twist sheet back and suck your belly in so you're going to engage your core and your ab muscles. Grab your dumbbells and straighten the arms, keep the elbows close to the ribs. Now, as you exhale, you want to drop the shoulders down to the waist more, sink a little lower so you don’t even need to move throughout these. You feel a little sensation in your triceps? I hope so. Now, as you inhale you’re going to bend but notice the moment bending at the elbow, and then as you exhale you’re going to straighten. The way that I do within the squat over the one like that, the reason why I do it that way is because then it doesn’t become an isolation exercise of just getting rid of the body biome and tightening it up. It becomes a full body exercise. You’re working all your leg muscles, you’re engaging all of your core muscles and you're working your triceps as well. The exercise is really simple guys, it doesn’t take a lot of movement to do. If you want to work a little deeper into your tush, why don’t you extend one leg back, flex up, and keep the knee in line with the heel, with your toes to make sure that it stays in the tush and doesn’t keep up into the joints. Shake off the head a little bit and make sure that your neck is relaxed and all your breathing. Keep the shoulders down, triceps engaged. I know it feels so good, doesn’t it? Aha, no place you’d rather be, right? I don’t think so. Okay, hang in there. You're doing this right and if you feeling that yummy burning sensation in your triceps, I know they’re screaming, right? Aha, but if it goes up into your neck. Well if you find that you’re dropping your elbows like so, then maybe you need to stop. So come to two more with me, I'm going to put my head down also just so you can see the alignment. Notice how my neck is relaxed, my heart’s lifted. Last one guys. Excellent. Step together with your head and your foot back. And then what you do if you had one leg back, you’re going to bring the other leg back and do this again. Great job.