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    Aggression is offline Member
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    Need exercises for the three heads of the tricep

    I'm a little confused about tricep training. I know there are three heads of the tricep, as seen here: http://www.exrx.net/Muscles/TricepsBrachii.html.

    So what exercises work what head? So far for my tri workout I'm doing three push down exercises with three different grips: 1) rope push down, 2) reverse (palms up) pushdown, and 3) pushdown with the v-bar. Which part of the tri heads do each of those work?

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    Elbow extension is going to work all three heads. Certains angles put more stress on each head, but I would not concern myself with that. Your t-cep workout is not going to provide an effective stimulus as you are doing three pushdown exercises. You need some variation. Close grip bench, skull crushers, etc. . . .

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    ToJuice,OrNotToJuice is offline Associate Member
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    Hey bro I think that is to many push down exercise, right now I don't even do one. IMO the best tricep lifts are, skull cruchers, straight bar pushdowns, close bench, weighted dips. PM me if you need a sight that will walk you through the excerises.

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    Anyone else? I could really use the info.

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    think you pretty much heard it man.. cables are great and all.. but close grip with no thumbs puts mass on the tris. and skulls are great too although I recommend doing them only every other week because they are hard on the joints.. then of course dips. cables are good after you've done close grip and dips or skulls

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    close grip, skull crushers, d.b. hammer skull crushers are all i do for tris. those are my rotation ex for dc that i will be starting next week

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