Arm strength is essential in every upper body exercise whether we notice it or not. Many people may not know that it’s actually our triceps that are mainly responsible for lifting heavy weights. The motion of pushing almost anything in our daily lives uses our triceps. With these exercises added to your “push day” routine, your triceps will thank you!
This form of push-up is the best for engaging all three parts of the tricep; the medial, lateral, and long head. Out of all the exercises listed this one requires the most upper body and tricep strength. It also is the best exercise on this list for targeting the entire tricep muscle. Remember to keep your core engaged by tightening it throughout the exercise.
This exercise requires a rope and a cable machine. The magic of this exercise comes from pulling the ropes away from each other at the end of the motion to really activate your triceps. Again, remember to engage your core by tightening it while also keeping your head facing forward.
It’s as simple as it looks! You really only need your upper arm strength and a chair/bench. Extending your feet out can increase the intensity of this exercise. Avoid straining the shoulders by keeping your hips close to the chair/bench, and make sure the shoulders are down as well
Also known as lying tricep extensions, this exercise is known to be intense. It’s always helpful to start with a lighter weight to prevent injury. Also, it could be helpful to have someone spot you to catch your weights carefully.
Gradually focusing on the triceps will tremendously enhance your arm strength. Always prioritize proper form, especially when trying new exercises.
Written by GUADS Summer intern Carla with contributions from www.verywellfit.com