Reclining on the Sun Exercise

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 11, 2011

This is a great move to develop strength in your triceps muscles. You’ll need a Pilates ball and a chair that you can grip the edges with.

How to do a Reclining On The Sun Exercise:

Put your heels on a Pilates ball that is about 3 or 4 fee away from a chair. With your hands fully gripping the chair, lower your upper body down until your elbow is a 90 degree angle. Press back up. Repeat.

Muscle group worked:

Triceps and shoulders

Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth:


Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance:


Why it works:

The reason Reclining on the Sun Exercise works so well is because you are incorporating the stability muscles in your triceps which means essentially that you are incorporating more muscle fibers. This means that you tear more tissue and it grows back bigger.


Make sure your elbows don’t flare out during this exercise. Keep them tucked in.


Breath in as you lower yourself down. Breath out as you push back up.

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