Modified French press is an isometric contraction of the triceps. This is a good way to strengthen your triceps to enable you to perform more advanced triceps exercises.
The EZ bar tricep extension is one of the simple tricep exercises that builds size and strength. Tricep extensions work the whole triceps muscle though they are especially effective at training the upper triceps. Due to the position of the elbow during the movement, using too high a weight or using improper form can result in an elbow injury. If the user experiences elbow pain when performing a tricep extension, the upper arms should be angled away from the upper body, rather than perpendicular to it. Another way to limit elbow problems is to not let them flare during the exercise. A little elbow movement is normal and acceptable.
The close grip bench press is one of the fundamental tricep exercises for building tricep size. The chest also receives a secondary workout and this should be factored in when adding this exercise to any routine. This exercise should be performed with your hands as close together as possible, but this can be an uncomfortable position. Any grip position with the hands less than shoulder-width apart will be sufficient. The closer the hands are together, the more the exercise hits the triceps and not the chest.
Below are some triceps exercises that zone in on the long head:
• Skulls/lying triceps extensions/ French press
• Overhead extension (reverse grip too)
• Pushdown using straight bar with a narrow grip
• Close-grip bench press
|How To Perform Exercise||Targeted Muscle Group|
|The seated tricep dip exercise uses a machine to work the tricep muscles while in a seated position.
1.) Start off by adjust the seat of the machine so that the handles are equal with your elbows.
2.) Grasping the handles press down with equal pressure till your arms are fully extended.
3.) Pause, hold for a count and then return to the starting position.
4.) Repeat for as many reps and sets as desired.