What's your favorite Triceps exercise?
04-29-2007 04:35 PM
What's your favorite Triceps exercise?
I'm trying to expand my horizons on triceps training (definitely one of my more lagging parts), just wondering how everyone else is training their tri's.
04-29-2007 04:37 PM
I haven't done this exercise in a while, but I like close grip bench press for triceps.
04-29-2007 04:40 PM
I've normally done CG decline Bench (bringing the bar to the neck) and cable pushdowns.
I guess I'm really interested to see your whole triceps workouts.
04-29-2007 05:02 PM
Try a flat bench close grip. Dips are also good. You can align yourself to specifically target triceps...My triceps have always stuck out naturally, but I don't do anything special really.
04-29-2007 05:07 PM
Skull crushers, incline, decline, flat, with a bar or db's, LOVE em, also pushdowns, over head cable extensions, close grip bench on the hammer flat bench is a favourite of mine as well. Cable kickbacks as well, i like alot of unilateral movements too.
Last edited by CHAPS; 04-29-2007 at 06:51 PM.
04-29-2007 05:11 PM
Running with the Big Boys
Close Grip, Overhead Extensions w/ a Bar, Pushdowns are pretty much all that I use. Hits all heads and causes enough overload for size and strength.
04-29-2007 05:16 PM
Applied Nutriceuticals Rep.
I love doing dumbell tricep extensions on a steep incline. We train in my buddys garage, and he's got this old school incline-only bench that he had made about 30 years ago. It stimulates my tri's better than any other exercise and tri's are my strongest/best bodypart.
04-29-2007 06:15 PM
Incline tri extensions(with cg curl bar) work for a good shock
Tri Extensions(skull crushes) again gc curl bar
Cable Pushdowns(hands at sides)
Dips(weighted)-different positions facing away or toward, cg,wg
CG bench bench also decline cgbp
Heavy Db tri extentions
Heavy behind the head curl bar tri extensions with partner spotting you seated
Theres so many more.... Triceps has always been a stronger area my right elbow has been aching the past two years but I work around it. Im gonna to use a wrap around it next time
05-08-2007 02:46 PM
Overhead Ext. (single hand)
Overhand Ext. (doule hand)
Cable Push Downs
Cable Pull Downs (palms up)
05-08-2007 02:54 PM
She thinks my traps'rrrr sexy!
Close grip BB bench (like you pointed out already, decline is really good here too, maybe better than flat)
05-08-2007 03:10 PM
My fav. here. I do it lying flat with upper arms at a slight angle (leaning toward my head) to really hit the long head of the tris.
Originally Posted by CHAPS
05-08-2007 03:18 PM
CG decline bench
Regular grip, regular speed bench with bands or chains
05-10-2007 02:48 PM
CG Bench and High rep DB Floor Presses!
05-10-2007 06:50 PM
Overhead Cable Extensions (rope)
Oh the burn
05-10-2007 06:54 PM
Very cool. I actually had that already scheduled for tomorrow's workout
Originally Posted by dlew308
05-10-2007 06:58 PM
I'll check your log tomorrow then! Let us know if you like em.
Originally Posted by thesinner
05-10-2007 09:41 PM
4-5-6 board press
lying dumbell or kettlebell extensions
rolling tricep extensions
05-14-2007 10:13 PM
I like quite a few simple exercises for triceps...I have found, that like biceps, triceps respond very well to lifting tempo. Doing v bar or straight bar pressdowns slowly, and really flexing the muscle is much different than forcefully pushing the weight down with your whole body. I like dumbbell extensions behind the head a lot for overall mass and strength, they allow a great stretch and minimal cheating. More so than flat CGBP, I really like taking a cambered bar, meant for pressdowns on the cables, and using a vertical bench press machine. I find it keeps constant tension, and allows more control. Close grip pushups, pad presses, lying barbell extensions, single arm extensions, can't forget dips too. I actually like machine dips more so than bodyweight because I don't think my form is good enough yet. Plus, with machine dips, you can really focus on squeezing the tricep while eliminating the chest, or most of it. Dangit, I love working tri's!:bb:
05-14-2007 10:43 PM
skullcrushers with EZ bar, super set with incline close grip bp. Being very strict on form seems to be more beneficial for growth rather then squeezing out tons of weight with piss poor form... for my triceps anyway
06-05-2007 02:12 AM
any tricep exercise that you would do on a flat bench try doing on a decline, you get a better stretch, incorporate more of the triceps due to a longer ranger of motion and often time will be able to use more weight, especially true with close-grip bench
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