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Work for the triceps, ease for the joints
Many exercises can firm up the triceps, the muscles in the backs of your upper arms, but this move is a personal favorite. When you do it, you feel the work in the muscles without feeling any stress in the shoulder or elbow joints. If you are new to weight training, begin with a pair of 2- to 3-pound dumbbells, but as you get stronger, increase the weight to a 5- to 8-pound pair.
September 12, 2005