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I honeslty don't know if it's a muscle imbalance, a form issue, or other. What I would do though is deload to the point where your triceps aren't burning and then slowly progress up from there. This gives you two benefits. Deloading allows you to focus on form to make sure you are doing everything properly and reduces the chance of injury. This also ...


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I'll assume you are a novice lifter (since you're doing stronglifts), with a goal of strength. You don't need additional tricep work. Triceps are worked every workout with either bench press or overhead press. If you have the capacity for extra arm work at the end of a workout that included benching or pressing 5x5, you must be just beginning stronglifts. ...


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In order to engage your chest during dips, lean forward slightly. It doesn't really have to do with the width of the bars, rather the angle of your lean. That being said, leaning forward will still work your triceps as well. See this article for some good info on dips.


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Yes, deadlifting once a week is better than not deadlifting once a week. It won't, however, work very well at making your arms or legs bigger. Maybe look into making a makeshift dip station at home for some quick tricep workouts that don't interfere with studying.


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Soreness (DOMS: Delayed onset muscle soreness) is not a good indicator of work effort. Check out this answer for more info, specifically on the types of things that cause DOMS and the things that don't. If you want sore triceps, do heavy skull crushers. If you want sore hamstrings, (carefully) do good mornings. They make you sore because they are eccentric: ...


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If you're not seeing muscle increase in your arms, it's either you're not working the muscles hard enough or you're using bad forms. You don't necessarily need to change your routine. First, check your forms and ensure that you're lifting the weights appropriately. That might require you watching a lot of videos and practise in order to use the proper ...


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I would recommend the book "Never Gymless" for someone in your situation, imo it is the resource for training without equipment. It has 100s of equipment free exercises for building all aspects of fitness including strength. Some of the exercises are listed below. Strength Exercises: Pushups, Diamond Pushups, Clapping Pushups, One handed Pushups, Pike ...


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I've had similar problems with my triceps and the best exercise I've found is doing dips. But to start out you might want to try them with the assistance of a bench or a machine.


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I find it really hard to believe that you have a meagre 15 minutes each day to exercise. If that is the case, you should take a serious look at moving around your schedule to allow more time, at least half an hour to 40 minutes. Stay up later, prepare meals in advance to reduce time spent cooking, etc. Before I explain some things that I do without ...


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These two points might seem pretty simple however extremely important and good to know. First rule, STOP your workout exactly when injury happened and DO NOT continue the session. In the coming weeks, don't leave the injured muscle/joint isolated due to the injury. The trick is not to directly work it directly, but to work around it. In more details: As ...


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You most likely have developed tendonitis. Several causes for this problem: Bad form. You should either ask someone experienced to take a look at your form or record yourself so that you can watch for any mistakes. Too heavy too often. You're using too heavy weight and too often (85%+ 1RM sets 2+ days a week). While your muscles may be ready to take on the ...


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Several things can affect the size and makeup of your muscles: What you eat. Eating carbs post workout can help increase the size of the muscles for a time. Also, more fat in your muscle tissue adds to the bulk. If you burn that fat, the muscle appears to shrink even though the strength is unaffected. How you train. Long endurance work makes muscles ...


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There are tons of articles online that will give you bigger arms in just X weeks (tm). But the general gist is this: Work your biceps and triceps at least twice a week each, but not on the same day. For biceps, curls using dumbbells, hands pronanted will provide maximum stimulation for your biceps. For triceps, close grip push-ups, triceps extensions, ...


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This is what the American College of Sports Medicine published as their Position Stand on workout programs designed for Hypertrophy (mass): Evidence from well-designed Randomized Control Trials that provide a consistent pattern of findings in the population for which the recommendation is made. ... It is recommended that single- and multiple-joint ...


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There are a variety of triceps exercises you can perform. However, if done incorrectly, some of them can impact shoulder problems. To lessen any potential problems, I’d suggest you warm up by doing some light shoulder stretching, and, use relatively light weight to begin. I’ll list a few, but, if they cause discomfort, you should stop immediately. ...


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A very good exercise for biceps and back is the chin up. The primary cause of injuries is ego/pride. Going for a new max weight in heavy exercises like deadlifts. As long as your exercises are controlled, the risk of injury is small. Stretching has no benefit in injury prevention or soreness prevention, in fact it will make you weaker and thus more likely ...


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Congrats on deciding to take control of your health and fitness. If this is your first foray into training, you may wish to consider bodyweight exercises first. There's relatively little cost and your chance of injury is minimal, but, not zero. If you'd still like to purchase a home gym, you should research each machine you're interested in before making ...


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I just googled a bit and stumbled over this article, that tries to scale several exercises to the big 3 lifts. I did some quick calculating in my head and came up with a bench press to skull crusher ratio. Most lifters seem to be able to do ~40% of their bench press weight on skull crushers, e.g. 100kg bench press -> 40kg skull crusher. Since your ratio ...


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The main difference in the various forms of the 'Skull Crusher' or Triceps Extension (or indeed the Bench Press) is the involvement different muscles. As you change your position relative to the direction of gravity, some muscles will have to work more, while others have to work less.Those are notably the chest muscles: Neutral Lying Triceps Extension: ...


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As you have noticed, Stronglifts does not have any direct arm exercises, and relies purely on compound exercises to grow arms. Make no mistake, Stronglifts will NOT give you puny "t-rex" arms, but the arms WILL be aesthetically underdeveloped; this is especially true with regards to the biceps. Where you go from here depends on your priorities: If you ...


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I would recommend you to do three things about this: Lock your elbow against your body, and ensure that your torso is parallel with the ground. If the above step is already taken care of, and you still have the same issue, then I would lower the weight. There's actually a way you can do this on the machines, but its kind of tricky. You'll need to go on the ...


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I may not be able to back what i'm about to say with an article or any sort of evidence, but I do have a theory based on my own personal experience. I have the same problem that you describe when I am working on my chest, but for me it also happens when I'm working my bi's and back. For instance when I do lat pull-downs or bicep curls, the muscles that ...


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You likely experienced 'The Pump' - i.e. a temporary swelling of a well-used muscle due to additional blood-flow. It can last for several hours, but after the 12 hour period since your workout, it certainly could have faded. It's completely normal - don't worry too much about small changes to muscle-size.



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