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Post by Nunya » Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:29 pm

What's the best exercise for triceps for someone with just a home gym and no machines? I've been doing lying triceps extensions, but I'm not sure if maybe close-grip bench presses or something else would be better to do? I'm looking mainly for size, not really cuts or hitting all the "heads" etc. Just one good exercise to follow up my bench/incline bench presses.

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Post by Guest » Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:40 pm

Dumbbell kickbacks, I think they're called. And only move your forearm on this move. They'll have your tri's barking in no time. Also for tri's, you've got to mix up the routines.

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Post by Ryan A » Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:15 pm

Well personally I dont think kickbacks are that great of an exercise if you want your triceps to get stronger.

Lying triceps extensions are pretty good but you should probably use some close grip benches as well, extensions cant compete with the poundage you use on close grip benches and poundage promotes the most growth.

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Re: Triceps

Post by dian in spokane » Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:10 pm

Nunya wrote:What's the best exercise for triceps for someone with just a home gym and no machines? I've been doing lying triceps extensions, but I'm not sure if maybe close-grip bench presses or something else would be better to do? I'm looking mainly for size, not really cuts or hitting all the "heads" etc. Just one good exercise to follow up my bench/incline bench presses.
I work exclusively in my basement and generally do lying floor extensions and/or close grips. Although, I do have a high and low pulley unit, so I can throw in rope pushdowns once in a while

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Post by TimD » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:51 pm

I'm with lady Di on the close grips. They also are great for any upper body pushing involvement you wish to incorporate. My favorite tricep exercize, though, are the P bar (Parrallel Bar) dips. Have you ever checked out the upper arms on an elite gymnast? Their arms equal that of any top bodybuilder, and the bars and rings are what they focus their attention to.
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Post by sonnygll » Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:52 am

All those are pretty good. In addition I sometimes do skull crushers, and sometimes seated 1 arm extensions.

One other thing I do sometimes is start with a lying extension/kickback and then when I can't do anymore, push the dumbells together for closegrips. It works the same with skull crushers. It is kind of halfway between a drop set and a super set.

I just kind of rotate them myself. Change is good.

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Post by Skull_Crusher » Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:36 am

Depends on what kind of bench you have, but if you have one where you can set the pins half way down do close grip presses from there. Lift it up, then down touching the pins momentarily, and repeat for the desired reps. Since its only the top half of the move it allows you to use alot more weight than normal. Not sure what kind of size gains itll give you with the limited range, but its something different and will definitely have a carryover to the lock-out portion of your bench press.

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Post by Drew » Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:43 pm

The very first muscle I noticed when I began lifting weights was my tricep. I actually didn't even know what the hell it was at first. I'd just been doing a lot of pushups, and all of a sudden I looked at the back of my upper arm one day and almost fell over. LOL

I've been doing mostly kickbacks for a while and have just added dumbbell extensions recently.

I haven't seen anyone mention it, but I'd wager that good old fashioned bench presses are a great starting point as well since it's a well-established compound move. I do those at the beginning, and by the time I get to the tricep isolation exercises I've definitely gotten a good workout from them.

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Post by Scott Ismari » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:55 pm

I work exclusively at home without cables or machines. I rely on a mixture of exercises:

Close grip bench press with elbows in to sides, seated over head one arm and double arm extentions , tricep kick backs, lying one arm and two arm skull crushers and close grip diamond pushups.
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