Get Ready: Using one dumbbell, stand with your feet together and knees slightly bent but locked. Using both hands, lift the dumbbell to your shoulders, position your hands so that your palms are on the underside of the dumbbells’ plate that is on top and move the dumbbell up above your head.
Go: Lower the dumbbell, bending at the elbows only behind your head. Push the dumbbell up into full extension, being sure to squeeze the triceps muscles. Repeat.
Tip: Try to keep your elbows close to your ears for accuracy in targeting the triceps.
Hey, it can be scary to try out one of these high intensity workouts if you’ve been inactive for a while. But I find that’s all the more reason to get started. Workouts like P90X and Insanity are certainly tough going, but you can always adjust based on your performance. There is a comprehensive fitness test included with P90X that will give you a great idea of your current fitness and what you can do to improve it. If some of the workouts are too much for you, you can always tone it down. By the time you’ve gone through P90X once, you’ll be at a higher level fitness-wise and ready to perform the workouts to their maximum. Good luck!