How To: Do dumbbell reverse raises

Do dumbbell reverse raises

Learn how to do dumbbell reverse raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life.

Triceps kickbacks isolate and work the three heads that comprise the triceps muscle—with your elbow up behind you, you'll get no help from other muscle groups as you work to straighten your arm.

Muscles Worked

Starting Position
Stand with your legs hip-width apart and staggered so that your right leg is slightly in front of you and your left leg is slightly behind you. Holding a dumbbell in your left hand, with your elbow bent high above your back and your hand facing in toward your waist, lean your upper body forward slightly and rest your right hand on your right thigh for support and balance. Your back should be flat, your neck in line with your spine, and your knees slightly bent.


1. Keeping your left elbow high above the line of your back, extend your elbow so that you straighten your arm. Your hand should remain in the same orientation throughout the movement, with palm facing inward.
2. From the extended position, bend your elbow again to return to the starting position.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 above for a full set of kickbacks with your left arm, and then switch arms and legs and do another set of kickbacks with your right arm. As you do each kickback, focus on keeping your upper arm still so that your elbows stay high; the entire motion should focus on the extension and flexion at the elbow joint.

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