Triceps

Discussion in 'Bodyweight training' started by Dactylus, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Dactylus

    Dactylus Valued Member

    Hey guys. I'm 17 (though pretty small and child-faced for my age) and relatively physically fit for my age. I am pretty skinny though. The one thing that irks me is, while my biceps aren't a problem, if I don't flex my triceps kind of jiggle. A lot. I find this weird because I'm pretty skinny, but I guess I just need to work them out more.

    Any good triceps excersises you guys can recommend? I have 10 and 15 pound dumbbells as well. :)
     
  2. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    over head extensions,kickbacks,DB skull crushers, hands togehter pushups
     
  3. Pacificshore

    Pacificshore Hit n RUN!

    If you have access to a gym just like G says. You can also do some pull downs using the double rope accessory, then to refine it, go to a single rope. Also you can do simple tricep dips off a flat bench.
     
  4. Ero-Sennin

    Ero-Sennin Highly Skilled Peeper Supporter

    Dips, dips, and well . . . . dips! Get to the point where you can strap weight to yourself while doing dips and you'll have some solid tris in no time man. Close hand (or "diamond") pushups (instead of having your hands shoulder width apart have your hands touching) will work them good too. If you don't have a place where you can do real dips use a chair.
     
  5. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

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  6. Llamageddon

    Llamageddon MAP's weird cousin Supporter

    Try knuckle press ups keeping your elbows tucked in, instead of going out to the side. Isolates the triceps
     
  7. CosmicFish

    CosmicFish Aleprechaunist

    LOL! :D

    Dactylus, I have reasonably good triceps (I can comfortably dip 50kg + 89kg B/W for 3 reps), but mine flop like big floppy bingo wings when they're relaxed too. It's perfectly normal. :)
     
  8. tom pain

    tom pain I want Chewbacc for good

    Dips. All you need really.

    But you could throw in press-ups etc.
     
  9. Taliesin

    Taliesin Valued Member

    It's not the answer that you're looking for, but if you're "pretty skinny" you don't need to be focussing on your triceps.

    Work on a full body program - once you start to see your whole body grow, you'll no longer be interested in your triceps.
     
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  10. Dactylus

    Dactylus Valued Member

    Thanks everyone! And Tal, yeah, I'm skinny, but I've got some moderate muscle pretty much everywhere from kung fu conditioning. Thanks though, I certainly will! I'll be working weights in the summer (already guaranteed) and might join a gym before then, too.

    Can you guys give me a more accurate description of dips? What I've done so far is put my hands on a chair behind me as close to my body as they can be, fingers gripping the end of the chair that my legs are facing, and lower myself down to just above floor contact then fully extend up. The problem is, while I feel some work on my triceps, it feels like the muscles on my back just below the shoulder blades are getting worked MUCH more.
     
  11. Pacificshore

    Pacificshore Hit n RUN!

  12. Hapuka

    Hapuka Te Aho

    Ok, I noticed that this was under the bodyweight training section so lets cover that. Here are some exercises that will exercise your triceps in no time;

    Dips (You can do these at the local playground :love: ) http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/ridgely8.htm

    Diamond push ups

    With your weights you can do;

    Lying Dumbbell Triceps Extension

    Dumbbell Kickback

    There you go, four exercises right there. ;)

    I would recommend 3 sets of 10. For the body weight exercises If they are to easy just add more reps on and do them slower.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2008
  13. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    I recommend floor presses.
     
  14. Taliesin

    Taliesin Valued Member

  15. JohnDean

    JohnDean New Member

    I have given each and every detail that you must be required to the tricep muscle:

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