High Cable Triceps Extensions
Dr. Serrano suggests having five degrees of flexion in the elbows to help target the long head of the triceps. The four second timed contraction engages the long head of the triceps, lower portion of the trapezius, teres major and latissimus dorsi at the same time.
Extended contractions are a very effective tool for experienced trainees who must implement a consistent flow of fresh exercises into their routines to prevent staleness. Holding contracted positions of certain exercises are an excellent tool for fixing weaknesses which otherwise may end up causing injury.
This is a great exercise for stabilizing the back and improving posture. Dr. Serrano may use this particular exercise to treat elbow pain when appropriate.