What Are Tricep Exercises

Triceps muscle, any muscle with three heads, or points of origin, particularly the large extensor along the back of the upper arm in humans. In Smart Food Now Triceps are important and they  originate just below the socket of the scapula (shoulder blade) and at two distinct areas of the humerus, the bone of the upper arm.

Ryan Wight

Ryan Wight

RKin, CSEP-CEP
Kinesiologist
Stoney Creek, ON
Mr. Tim Battaglia

Mr. Tim Battaglia

EMBA Candidate
Kinesiologist
Hamilton, ON
Mr. Jeff Ransome

Mr. Jeff Ransome

BSc.Kin. NSCA-CSCS, ACSM.(ES), CSEP, ACE (PT) FaCT
Kinesiologist
Mississauga, ON

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing tricep exercises using dumbbells.

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses tricep exercises on the stability ball.

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses standing tricep exercises.

Standing Tricep Exercise for Strength Training

A bent over tricep motion with the dumbbell can be done in a couple different ways, but the most important thing again is what we do with our pelvis and our back position.

So what we wanna be thinking about is getting that pelvis into a very much a bent over position, get it right back, get all our weight into our legs and our arms, and from there we can simply do an extended position with the arm where it comes up to a 90 degree an angle and back down again.

We take it up and we come back down. This is a very effective tricep motion we can do with a dumbbell almost anywhere for that matter. Just up and down, focusing on the tricep, focusing on contracting it and bringing it down. Do anywhere between 10 and 15 reps, but always thinking about a good posture position with the back, a nice extension up, nice extension down. Local Physiotherapist

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

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Standing Tricep Exercise Using Dumbbells

Standing tricep with a dumbbell can be done in a couple different ways.

It can be either one arm or it can be two, but the most important things we want to think about whenever we do any kind of a dumbbell motion is what are we doing with our pelvis before we start the motion.

So you want to get that pelvis into that nice bent back position with the waist, the knees slightly bent and get that nice stable position. It really protects your low back. Get the weight up over our head, get a nice high chest position, and then simply take the weight down behind our head.

Go up and down. You’ll find that it works the tricep muscle very well. And once again, you can either do a one arm tricep with a lighter weight or you can get a heavier weight and get two hands underneath the dumbbell and go down and up with a two-handed thing.

Always we want to be thinking about that pelvis position. Get the knees slightly bent, the bum slightly back and that’ll help the low back remain very stable at a very strong position. The things we think about our those elbows, not letting them get too wide. Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

Keep them in nice and tight and get the weight up and down. This same motion can be done on a bench lying on your back or it can be done standing up, but it’s a very effective tricep motion. I quite often like the standing ones because they help you work on your balance and they help strengthen your upper back at the same time. Local Physiotherapist

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

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