Best Tricep Exercises

The following are some of the best tricep exercises for incorporating into your workout routine. Performing 2 or 3 of these in your arm workout will provide you with a well rounded tricep workout.

Close Grip Bench Press

The following steps assume you have a barbell and a bench with a rack to hold the barbell.

  1. With the barbell on the rack, lie on the bench so that the bar is above your head.
  2. Bring your hands up and hold the bar at about a foot apart.
  3. Lift the barbell off the rack and extend your arms until they're straight.
  4. Slowly lower the weight until the bar almost touches your chest.
  5. Slowly lift the weight back up.
  6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 until you've repeated the desired number of reps

Tricep Pushdown

The following steps assume you have a cable machine.

  1. Stand straight, legs slightly bent, facing the cable machine.
  2. Grasp the handle, palms facing down. Your elbows should be at about a 90 degree angle.
  3. With elbows locked at your sides, slowly pull the weight down until your arms are almost straight.
  4. Slowly let the weight back up.
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until you've repeated the desired number of reps

To integrate these exercises into a tricep workout see Tricep Workout Routine.

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