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    Joint-friendly tricep exercise

    I'm building mass, but I'm struggling with skull-crushers and narrow-grip bench press as it's making my wrists sore.

    Any ideas for some good mass-builders for triceps that are easy on joints?

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    Have you tried using the gloves that have a wrist wrap (for support) built into them? These worked wonders for me.

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    also try to incorporate some forearm curls to your workout --front and back and side curls

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    this should do the trick for strengthening the wrists

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    Sorry, guys - think I gave a wrong impression. I'm not struggling with strength, I'm finding these exercises irritate my joints.

    Any suggestions of alternatives?

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    Try dips, reverse grip bench, I will never do Skulls again, IMO they are VERY hard on joints/tendons. Another thing to try is doing the close grip on the smith machine, making sure your elbows are nice and close to the body.

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    I agree, skulls kill my elbows but I do have trouble with both joints due to lengthy periods in plaster cast with the lack of movement and all.

    I find dips don't hurt the elbows but can be tough on the shoulders at first. Close grip is good, but yeah that hurts my wrists too

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    Thanks, guys.

    Yeah - close grip smith bench kills. First time for ages I went heavy on a tri movement and my wrists are really sore. Like the sound of rev grip bench, though - hadn't thought of that.

    Dips I do on chest day.

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    skulls kill my elbows....but that is the best excerise for me to put mass on my triceps....but not hijak the thread my inner tricpe is pretty massive but the outside doest seem to porpotioate....what excerise build the out half of the tricep?

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    try hitting it from every angle
    dips, pushdowns, extensions
    I know what you mean I play baseball and ive had tendonitis in my elbow a lot and skulls hurt pretty bad

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    do DB lying french press.. basicall skull crusher but palms facing and you bring db to your ears and ext without moving arms just bend at elbow.

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    Will give it a whirl - thanks, Deezuhl.

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