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CGBP Form & Other Effective Tri Exercises

What is considered proper form??
Grip width, touch position, elbows?

I need to add some triceps strength/mass. I’ve been thinking I could either do CGBP if I get the right form, JM Press?, weighted dips or tate presses. Any suggestions that I could focus on first?

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Rotate between the exercises when you start stalling on one.

[quote]kickureface wrote:
What is considered proper form??
Grip width, touch position, elbows?

I need to add some triceps strength/mass. I’ve been thinking I could either do CGBP if I get the right form, JM Press?, weighted dips or tate presses. Any suggestions that I could focus on first?[/quote]

Grip Width: I have my first fingers on the shiny part of the bar.

Touch position: just like the bench press. Arm lengths do differ, but for most the bottom of the ribs.

Elbows: tuck them in, especially if you have shoulder issues.

For triceps, avoid any extension exercises is probably the best bit of advice I can think of - they were fine when I was weak though… Compounds with an emphasis on the triceps and pushdowns are my faves.

weighted dips, oh yeah. i try to keep my elbows tucked back, and lean forward a little.

i found i need to mix up the loading tho: too much heavy work makes my elbow hurt. no big deal, just mix in lighter high rep work.

i doubled a +BW dip last time i went heavy, i wish i could bench that much.

JM Presses are great tricep builders, IME