Straight Up Triceps: The Tried-And-True Arm Workout

Triceps are one of the muscles most guys focus on in the gym. Let’s face it, a good, defined set of triceps are to be admired! In this article by Joe Wuebben for Muscle and Fitness, you can see some video shots of a workout to enhance these muscles!

Here you will find a collection of tricep exercises which will give you that defined and shredded look. Some of them you can easily do at home, while others will need to be done in the gym. It is a great combination of exercises that you can add to your routine. What you will end up with is a mixture of machine and bodyweight triceps moves which will totally reform those muscles!

You’ll have a set of exercises that you can either do at home, using things like the kitchen counter, or a modified routine that you can do in the gym for the same effect. Either way, you’ll find you end up with a great set of triceps!

1. DIP

bodyweight dip

Keep your torso vertical with the floor(upright) throughout the set and lock out the elbows at the top of each rep.

2. Lying EZ-Bar Triceps Extension

lying ez-bar triceps extension

For these skull crushers, go as heavy as you can for 10–12 reps with minimal flaring out of the elbows (though slight elbow flare on the last 2–3 reps is allowable). Bring the bar lightly down to your forehead and push up.

3. Cable Overhead Triceps Extension

cable overhead triceps extension

Keep your torso stationary throughout the movement to support triceps isolation. Point your elbows out to the sides and flex your triceps at the end.

4. Triceps Push-up

triceps pushup

Keep your elbows tight to your sides as you lower yourself to activate the tri’s more than the pecs. Use a closer hand position if your shoulders are healthy.

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Source: Muscle and Fitness