Gym Tricep Exercises
You'll be able to perform the tricep exercises listed here using the type of equipment found in gyms and fitness centres, although some of these gym stations can also be found in home gyms.
The gym tricep exercises are accompanied by animated, two-frame images as well as tips and pointers.
- The traditional tricep extension exercise is performed here using a gym-type machine.
- Using this machine will make sure your upper arms are stabilized, hence optimizing your workout by targeting exclusively your tricep muscles.
- The low pulley tricep extension is performed using a low pulley station with the rope attachment, although handles can be used as well.
- As with other tricep extension exercises, you'll want to make sure your upper arms stay perpendicular to the ground throughout.
- The lying low pulley tricep extension is performed with you lying on your back on a workout bench or on the floor in front of the low pulley station.
- Although the rope attachment can be used as well, make sure to pull on the handles while keeping your upper arms still throughout.
- The tricep pushdown is accomplished using a high pulley on the pulley station instead of low pulleys as with previous tricep exercises.
- Attention should be given to making sure you aren't helping your triceps by tilting your upper body forward and back, focusing solely on extending your arms instead.
- Finally, the reverse grip tricep dip is a somewhat difficult tricep exercise in which you position your hands so that your palms face away from each other, contrary to the normal dip chest exercise.
- Positioning your hands in such a way will allow for you to target your tricep muscles, and less your chest muscles.