Warm weather! Sun-kissed skin! Great arms!
Sounds like a good day to me.
But the best part: you don’t need the first two to have great arms.
Our move today is an alternating triceps kickback. This exercise will be working the upper part of the back of your arm. And you will need a set of medium hand weights for this move.
Begin this move by standing tall holding the weights in each hand. Placing your feet hip-width apart, roll your shoulders back and down and hold your chest tall.
Proceed to bend forward in your hips, and engage your midsection for balance. Keeping a focal point in front of you, bend in each elbow. Tuck both arms in by your side level with your torso.
At this point, you are ready to move. Start by extending one arm back toward your rear end, squeezing in the back of your arm and creating a contraction in your tricep. All the while keep your arm level with your torso.
Once you reach your fullest contraction, return the arm back to its starting position with a bent elbow. And immediately extend the other arm to your backside.
Continue this alternating movement from side to side for at least 10 repetitions on each arm. Take a small break by standing up to give your core a break, then continue on for at least three sets.
This exercise is great for all levels of fitness. You can increase or decrease your weight as you see fit, and simply use no weights at all if you find yourself fatigued too quickly.
This alternating triceps exercise is great added into any upper-body training routine.

Marlo Alleva, an instructor at Gold’s Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA in Lakeland, Florida, can be reached at faluvzpa@msn.com.