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Overhead Triceps Stretch

Overhead Triceps Stretch

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

The 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.

Overhead Triceps Stretch Recommendations

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

This is also a great time to relax mentally.

Either close your eyes and focus on your breathing or you can also listen to relaxing music.

After you are finished stretching out you should feel relaxed and ready for a good massage!

Watch the stretching video of the triceps for proper execution.

Overhead Triceps Stretch Description Summary

Overhead Triceps Stretch
© by Phil Halfmann Рall rights reserved
  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.

Other Stretches For You

Apart from the triceps stretch we have some other stretches for you that target the muscles acting on the arm.

Simply click on them to learn more or watch the videos:

Pectoralis Stretch
Wrist Extensor Stretch
Wrist Flexor Stretch

Training Zone

We provide you with some more workouts and training tips you may be interested in to optimize your training.

Also, make sure that you warm up properly before and stretch out after your training session.