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Towel Extensions

Exercise Tips

  • Make sure you lower your arms slowly
  • Use your arms as platforms that never move
  • Do not strain your neck

Towel Extensions

This exercise targets your triceps and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Towel, Spotter

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Triceps

Equipment: Towel, Spotter

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Triceps

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a towel with both hands, one over the other and place them behind your head, elbows pointing straight up to the ceiling. Have your spotter grab the other end of the towel and pull down slightly, providing resistance.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly extend your arms until they are almost straight, having your spotter pull on the towel the entire time.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return your arms to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.