Tabata Tricep Workout

Tone your arms with Tabata.

Our triceps are one of the more tricky areas of our bodies to target. The large muscles located at the rear of our upper arms, they are essential for extending and bending our elbows, which makes it a necessity to learn specific exercises that work that particular part of the body. Light to medium dumbbells and exercises tailor made for your triceps are an integral part of any tricep workout.

A Tabata workout is a perfect routine when you’re focusing on your triceps. A form of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Tabata asks that your push yourself for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, and repeat, for four minutes. Those four minutes are packed with intensity and one heck of a muscle burn, which makes a Tabata workout ideal for working out the large muscles of your upper arms. Carve four minutes out of your day for toned arms.

Equipment Needed: chair, interval timer, set of light-medium dumbbells (5-10 lbs)

What to Do: Perform each exercise for 20 seconds, followed by a 10 second rest. Complete this workout twice for a 4 minute workout. Perform this workout 3 times per week on non-consecutive days.


Chair Dips
Tricep Kickbacks
Close Grip Push-Up
Triceps Extensions

Instructional Videos:

Chair Dips

Tricep Kickback

Close Grip Push-Up

Triceps Extensions

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  1. hi, I am a little confused. If you can only do triceps curls and arm workouts every other day why does the calendar have you do them two days in a row???

    1. Deborah, There is no calendar download for this routine. Please follow the “What to Do”. Thanks.

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