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Best Tricep Exercises?

I’ve always liked doing Skull Crushers with a dumbell in EACH hand, but making sure to avoid locking out directly above your head (keep your arms angled slightly back at the shoulder joint). I guarantee you won’t be using 100 lbs DB’s -lol

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PJR Pullovers

[quote]Ct. Rockula wrote:
PJR Pullovers[/quote]

x2. I do them on the floor though. Theres a good vid of Jason Wojo doin them.

tricep kickbacks FTW!!!

Ok but for reals… Skull Crushers and CGBP

Hopefully Holy Macaroni will show up since someone said something about triceps…

But just in case he doesn’t, skullcrushers. Of 160 pounds or more.

And as a personal anecdote, I really enjoy doing skullcrushers as a mid-angled bench. My shoulders tend to get bothered a LOT from tricep movements (esp skullcrushers) and putting them at a slightly higher angle seems to really minimize that while still allowing maximum strength and shit.

Some good stuff here (Triceps Thread):

InHuman CGP (google it)

PJR pullover

Rope extension/underhand grip “pushdown” superset

That covers all three heads of the triceps

[quote]SSC wrote:
Hopefully Holy Macaroni will show up since someone said something about triceps…

But just in case he doesn’t, skullcrushers. Of 160 pounds or more.

And as a personal anecdote, I really enjoy doing skullcrushers as a mid-angled bench. My shoulders tend to get bothered a LOT from tricep movements (esp skullcrushers) and putting them at a slightly higher angle seems to really minimize that while still allowing maximum strength and shit.[/quote]

Why 160?

[quote]austin_bicep wrote:

[quote]SSC wrote:
Hopefully Holy Macaroni will show up since someone said something about triceps…

But just in case he doesn’t, skullcrushers. Of 160 pounds or more.

And as a personal anecdote, I really enjoy doing skullcrushers as a mid-angled bench. My shoulders tend to get bothered a LOT from tricep movements (esp skullcrushers) and putting them at a slightly higher angle seems to really minimize that while still allowing maximum strength and shit.[/quote]

Why 160?[/quote]

I thought they said something about 160 lbs without a warm-up at one point. . . ?

[quote]SSC wrote:

[quote]austin_bicep wrote:

[quote]SSC wrote:
Hopefully Holy Macaroni will show up since someone said something about triceps…

But just in case he doesn’t, skullcrushers. Of 160 pounds or more.

And as a personal anecdote, I really enjoy doing skullcrushers as a mid-angled bench. My shoulders tend to get bothered a LOT from tricep movements (esp skullcrushers) and putting them at a slightly higher angle seems to really minimize that while still allowing maximum strength and shit.[/quote]

Why 160?[/quote]

I thought they said something about 160 lbs without a warm-up at one point. . . ?[/quote]

Haha 145 x 8 for 2 sets no warm up

Ooh, that’s right. Derb.

[quote]SSC wrote:
Ooh, that’s right. Derb.[/quote]

lol if you got it right i would have understood you.

i would of kept going but bugAD and DOH had already grumbled and moved to the other side of the gym

Decline elbows flared CGBP, French Press, Lying behind the head extensions, dips do it for me!

[quote]HolyMacaroni wrote:
i would of kept going but bugAD and DOH had already grumbled and moved to the other side of the gym[/quote]

fuck the haters as JG would say

CGBP,narrower than shoulder width, bar to lower pec, elbows in and stopping short of lockout. Ramping from 15 to 8 reps. The best.

Incline skullcrushers without lockout and a big stretch at the bottom

Dip Machine negatives.

Smith Wide Reverse Grip Bench press
Incline close grip bench
Rolling DB extensions
And another vote for PJRs

JM presses for strength
Tricep extensions overhead with a rope

JM Press in (sweet lord!) the smith machine.

Basically a heavy press, an extension, and some sort of movement that works the triceps in a stretched position to sum it up. Pick 3 from the examples given and get to work.