Hi guys, wanted the opinion of some experienced people here. I've been making some good progress on seated barbell tricep extensions. The ones done overhead where the bar is lowered behind the head to stretch the tris.
My question is, on my heavier sets, I've been getting a very powerful stretch in my long/inner head (sorry I get confused when it comes to those parts of the tricep). I understand this is a good thing and the goal of this particular movement, but lately the stretch feeling (which lasts for most of the concentric as well as the eccentric) has been so strong that I have been fearing that my tris will actually tear. Is this silly? Or should I slow down with the progress and keep the weight the same until the intense stretch feeling subsides?
If it helps, I am doing 1 plate per side for 10 reps currently (ez-bar). I know it's not much, but just giving an idea of where I'm at, if it helps at all.