What is a lying triceps extension?
Why it’s on the list: This move—also known as a lying triceps extension—hammers two of the three heads of the triceps: the long and lateral heads. The most popular version is performed on a flat bench with the elbows locked over the head (hence the name), but it’s also great on a decline or incline bench.
How do I perform a triceps extension with a resistance band?
Triceps extensions are performed with a variety of tools and in a variety of postures. When performing overhead extensions with a resistance band, the extra stretch on the band provides ample tension from the get-go and only gets harder as you extend the elbows.
What is the best single-joint exercise for targeting the triceps?
The triceps pushdown is an effective single-joint exercise for targeting the triceps. This single-joint movement allows lifters to isolate the muscles while minimizing shoulder involvement and additional joint stress.
How many sets of triceps should you do a day?
Because the triceps work in conjunction with other pushing exercises, we suggest pairing them with other pressing moves. Pick three to four movements off of this list, and complete three sets each. If you’re a more advanced strength athlete, then you may benefit from even more volume.
What is the triceps brachii muscle?
Your triceps brachii muscle, or “triceps” for short, runs along the back of your upper arm. It is named “tri-” because it has 3 heads: long head, medial head, and lateral head. 1 The triceps originates at your shoulder, with attachments to your shoulder blade ( scapula) and upper arm bone ( humerus ).
What is a triceps tear?
Triceps tears usually happen during trauma when your triceps muscle is contracted (tightened) and an external force tries to push your elbow into a bent position. 3 One of the most common ways this happens is by falling on an outstretched arm.
What is the best way to perform a triceps press?
The most popular version is performed on a flat bench with the elbows locked over the head (hence the name), but it’s also great on a decline or incline bench. It also works with a wide variety of resistance including not only an EZ-bar, but also dumbbells, cables, or even the Smith machine.