Partner Resisted Triceps Exercise

The partner resisted triceps exercise (elbow extension) involves a partner providing resistance as the athlete tries to straighten the elbow. This is great for the early stages of triceps strengthening.


Teaching Points:

  • The athlete lies on their back with the upper arm support and the elbow bent.
  • The therapist applied gentle pressure to the back of the wrist as the athlete tries to extend the elbow.
  • This can be performed as an isometric exercise - with no movement for early stage strengthening, or a resisted exercise, as shown.

Muscles Worked: