07-20-2005, 11:47 PM #1
Triceps need work, here is my plan of attack
Damnit, my arms have never broken 18 1/2" and its pissing me off. For somebody who is 220 something at 10% right now 18 1/2 is small!!! The biggest problem I've been having lately is not feeling enough blood/pump in my tricep. I can go heavy with good form on most tri exercises, but I'm just not getting that feeling, that mind muscle connection. So I've decided to go back to the basics for awhile, more dips and close grip pushups along with my other movements like pressdowns and extensions. I'm going to try to do 3-4 sets of close grip pushups really slow and controlled, along with weighted dips to break through this plateau. I need the tris to come out wider from the arm, I think putting my hands like a triangle and hitting some real real slow and controlled pushups may be the ticket, what do you guys think, back to some basics or what?
07-21-2005, 03:50 AM #2Originally Posted by stayinstacked
When you do a set it Is thought that the last two of three reps are the ones that will make the muscle grow, with this in mind how bout starting with the last three having the last three in the middle and ending with the last three.. confused!! Ok
Doing skullkrusher as a example (set will consist of 9 reps)
1 Find a weight that you can ONLY do 3 reps with no more.
2 On another bar put enough weight on so you can only achieve another 3 reps. (ONLY 3)
3 Then the last bar with enough to do 3 again.(ONLY 3)
So when you start the set it will be as hard as if you are finishing, the middle should be the same, and the end..have some one pass you the bars, hand them in. this I good for the biceps to, culls especially. If you haven’t tried this give it a bash I will blow you away…you may need time to find the correct weights for you. So instead of curling or extending away to get to the reps that make you grow, you are already there.
Last edited by S.P.G; 07-21-2005 at 03:59 AM.
07-21-2005, 04:21 AM #3
maybe throw some slow kickbacks in at the end of yor session too mate
07-21-2005, 04:50 AM #4Originally Posted by TonyM
07-21-2005, 08:15 AM #5Originally Posted by S.P.G
You grab a pair on dumbells, you lay on your back, you place your hands in the air like a skull crusher except you twist your hand 90degree to be hammer style. You lower the dumbells at the side of your head and extend back up like a skull crusher.
07-21-2005, 08:36 AM #6
thanks for the help guys, I'll try some of that out
07-21-2005, 09:33 AM #7
The lack of Muscle pump could be ur diet too......you on a low to mod carb diet?
Eat some extra rice or pasta on tricep day and see if that will work.....
When I start reducing carb intake....somedays I'm flat as hell......
07-21-2005, 09:38 AM #8
SKULLCRUSHERS ARE IRREPLACEABLE
and not closegrip pushups, you gotta do some close grip bench
start off with a set of SC's then again then really heavy.
then off to CG bench then again then really heavy
the back to SC's and then RIGHT TO CG tris pushdowns to burn
again about 3 or 4 supersets total and you'll be cooked.
but skullcrushers are the best....especially on a bent bar
07-21-2005, 09:44 AM #9
man 18.5" is not small at 220 and 10%...
07-21-2005, 10:13 AM #10Originally Posted by chest6
hmmm thanks I thought it was too
07-21-2005, 11:22 AM #11
The foundation of my tricep routine is heavy close grip bench... the king of tricep exercises... well, at least in my opinion.
07-22-2005, 05:16 PM #12
hmm...not sure i agree totally with the kickbacks being a bad exercise. i usually do them every other triceps workout and i can get an excellent pump through a slow and controlled motion to failure...i kind of followed Darrem Charles' idea on this to use a not-too-heavy of weight with controlled motion, and it burns the triceps
07-22-2005, 05:18 PM #13
nosebreakers, skullcrushers.. those are the best tricep builders for me, i dont care what anyone says, close grip bench doesnt compare...least not for me.. do good heavy nosebreakers for a few months and see if that doesnt get you bigger..
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07-22-2005, 05:30 PM #15Originally Posted by Blown_SC
07-26-2005, 09:42 AM #16Originally Posted by ward065
07-26-2005, 10:56 AM #17
Close grip bench, between bench dips and skullcrushers should get them growing.
07-26-2005, 10:59 AM #18Originally Posted by Dally
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