Use the Overhead Triceps Stretch to improve flexibility of the triceps and reduce the risk of injury at the elbow.

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The overhead triceps stretch is important for improving flexibility, minimizing the risk for injury at the elbow and supporting of the recovery process after prolonged serving practice sessions or matches.

You should integrate the overhead triceps stretch into your static stretching program because it is used rather frequently during stroke production of the serve and backhand slice.

Watch the stretching video of the triceps for proper execution.

Overhead Triceps Stretch Description Summary

Overhead Triceps Stretch

Overhead Triceps Stretch

  1. Flex the shoulder, flex the elbow and move hand on top of the spine between the scapulae
  2. Take opposite hand and pull at the elbow towards spine and midline of the body
  3. Maintain neutral pelvic and spine (head) position; look forward
  4. Hold stretch for 45 seconds

Targeted Musculature

  • Triceps



Triceps brachii“. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.













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