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Left external obliques hurting when doing seated overhead dumbbell tricep extension [closed]

I really enjoy doing seated overhead dumbbell tricep extensions on a bench at a 45 degree angle as I feel that this exersize hits my triceps the best. However, as I've progressively worked my weight ...
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ROM in triceps exercises

I found that the exercises for the triceps vary in the range of motion. See the triceps kickbacks, for example, where it makes little sense to bent the arm more than till around 90 degrees. On the ...
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How does pronation and supination affect triceps?

I've always done overhand and underhand grips with tricep exercises e.g. Push downs or skull crushers. I just don't know the technical differences between them. Does the supernated vs pronated forearm ...
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Triceps involvement in bouldering

Is it quite common for the triceps to become weak from bouldering e.g. with a bicep / tricep muscle imbalance? I've been getting some aches & pains in my tricep recently that I notice mostly after ...
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Weight of isolation exercises compared to compound

Let's say I'm doing chest presses with 18KG dumbbells, how heavy should my skullcrushers / DB tricep extensions be? In the past I used to do skullcrushers at around 20–25KG (in total, including the ...
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Triceps training (long head)

I've recently suspected (for various reasons) that I've been neglecting the long head of my triceps. Pretty much all the triceps training that I've done for a while is supine triceps extensions with ...
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Does the skull-crusher work the chest isometrically?

sometimes I feel my chest slightly working in the skull-crusher. So, I thought it could be normal. In fact, although all the pictures showing the skull-crusher involved muscles shows only the triceps, ...
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Popping feeling and pain in tricep

I have been lifting weights for the last 15+ years and had a coach for powerlifting for about 4 years. Over this time, I have somewhat consistently had a popping feeling and sometimes pain in my ...
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How to get huge triceps?

I have very weak triceps (15.3 inches) and chest (44 inches). I'm working out for almost 4 years but my bench press still under 154lb. The last few months I worked out harder on this muscle group, but ...
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Is the bench useless?

Apparently function of the tricep is also pulling the humerus back, and function of the chest is also pulling the humerus down. And Indeed pullovers are listen as both back and chest builders. And ...
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Triceps easier exercices

Since lock-down, I switched my training to calisthenics. I did diamond push-ups (3x10) but it was too much. I completed it at the time but, the next day my triceps weren't able to support weight. ...
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How to strengthen my triceps for dumbells bench?

I do dumbells bench press on Tuesday, and my triceps on Saturday. I would have expected my triceps not to limit my bench press practice anymore, but instead, they didn't have a positive effect. Worse: ...
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Fine tuning skull crusher weight/reps/form

Most of my workouts involve starting off with four sets of three (4x3) using about 85% of my max weight for the areas I'm focusing on that day. Then I finish up with lighter weight and high reps (3x10 ...
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Nordic Hamstring Curls (without bending arms)

I have quite a unique problem, in that I'm struggling to rehab my lower hamstring tendinopathy because of a tendinopathy in my elbow (tricep). The physio prescribed me eccentric / Nordic Hamstring ...
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Triceps Pushdown - Why Pain in Shoulders [closed]

I was Doing Triceps Pushdown & I am getting more pain in shoulders instead of Triceps, If i put less weights, than i dont get shoulders pain, so is it better to reduce weights or may i continue ...
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Elbow Position During Bench Press

I was recently watching some videos on bench press form and most of them told me that my elbows should not go pass my shoulders during the exercise. I don't get it, I see pro bodybuilders do it all ...
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Completeness of push up and biceps curls for upper arm

I know that for a complete exercise, you need to concentrate on many muscle groups. For example, extreme abs training with no back exercises can cause serious posture problem in the long run. My ...
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Triceps/rear delt take over rows

Everytime I row my rear delts and also my long head of the tricep take over the row. I have also tried dumbbell/cable pull overs and it's the same time thing... my delts and arms get all the action ...
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Can we do pressing movements two days in a row

Currently I am working on Chest & biceps [ Mon ] , Triceps [ Tue ] , Back [ Wed] , Shoulders [ Thu ], Legs [ Fri ] from Mon to friday.... Somewhere i read below : Try not to do pressing ...
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Different between biceps and triceps?

According to my knowledge, biceps having 1/3 of arm muscle to build and triceps having 2/3 of arm muscle to build. When I doing exercises in gym, it is bit hard to do triceps rather than biceps. ...
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Exercise for carrying things on arms

I want to be able to carry things in my arms for a longer period, carrying like carrying someone on your lower arms, half bicep curl position. How do I increase endurance in this type of carrying?
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Left side bigger than right side

I started doing serious push-ups in July (60 a day). It's been almost 4 months and I got good results. My chest, biceps, triceps have become bigger, much more defined. However, my left side chest, ...
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Alternative triceps training with golfer's elbow

I am looking for alternative triceps exercises, either using body weight, free weights or with the machine. The twist: I have a golfer's elbow. Not the sort of golfer's elbow that regularly hurts (...
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Does having little triceps muscle affect chest excercise?

I gave recently begun going to the gym and I have been doing chest excercises. Whilst doing these, I gave found my triceps limit me as my stronger right arm can lift much more than my left were I have ...
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Triceps exercises that don't put much pressure on the elbow joints

I used to be a big fan of overhead triceps presses, however, I noticed that with increased weight my joints started to ache. Sometimes I even hear a pop sound and after that my joints hurt for up to a ...
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Will the push/pull machine at the gym cause imbalance?

There is a machine at my gym that uses push on one arm and pull on the other. My concern is that one arm will have a bigger tricep than the other one and the other arm will have a bigger bicep than ...
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Do I have to put separate attention toward my arms?

So as far as I know usually when you work your chest you also work your triceps and when you work your back you usually also work your biceps. By these standards, is it a problem not to have ...
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Feeling my chest being built during dips?

So dips are supposed to hit triceps, right? Well today at my gym I did about 40 of them and my chest still feels like its expanding right now, but my triceps don't. Is this normal? Can dips be hitting ...
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Why do I feel my arms burn after doing a lot of push ups?

So I have noticed that I am doing far beyond 20 reps of push ups and still, after I have done about 50 of them, or even 2 sets of 25 my arms feel like they're expanding and growing muscle, both the ...
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Are tricep overhead extensions shoulder healthy? [duplicate]

The thing is, the movement of a dumbbell tricep extension looks so complex that I wonder if it is shoulder safe or not. Can one do triceps overhead extensions without damaging shoulders? And if not, ...
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Combining different muscle groups

When I started going to gym, it happened that I had chest+shoulders+biceps day, back+triceps day and legs day. But I've heard many times that people tend to do chest+triceps because triceps works ...
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Weightlifting exercise that builds biceps and triceps?

Most of the workouts I know for biceps/triceps only involve one or the other. Never both. But if there is one out there, could someone please tell me?
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Tricep extensions, stand up or lie down?

When performing tricep extensions, is it better to be lying flat on a bench or standing upright? Is there pros / cons that support either case? I usually perform them with both hands simultaneously, ...
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Will doing heavy deadlifts once a week increase muscle size?

Because of time problems due to school, I only go to the gym once a week. On that day I do heavy deadlifts to get stronger (one of my goals), triceps, and calves. I'm small, and am wondering if this ...
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What are some shoulder healthy way to train tricep?

It seems like most workout targeting tricep is harmful to shoulders (dips, overhead extension), I have suffer from shoulder impingement from the past and would like work out my tricep in a healthy way ...
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How to reduce risk of injury in strength training (when not training at a gym)

I have been thinking about taking up weight training, mainly to build up by back, triceps, and biceps. I did not want to go to a gym to do the exercises, though. I would prefer to do them at home but ...
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Fatigued triceps in freestyle swimming

I used to swim a long time ago and after a break of several years, I took it up again about 6 months ago. However, my triceps (i.e the lateral part of the back of my upper arms) still get fatigued ...
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"Tricep Dumbbell Kickback" causing fatigue pain in back side of shoulder

"Tricep Dumbbell Kickback" is my favorite exercise to work on triceps but fatigue pain (Not a pain because I am hurt). I can't hold weight with elbow at 90 degree position. The position that I chose ...
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Skull crusher workout issue

Usually, I do skull crusher exercise (1st or 2nd exercise of Triceps day and neutral position with an EZ bar) 3 sets with following weights (8-11 reps range). Earlier I used to do 20kg max (for 3rd ...
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Skull crusher exercise positions

Usually I do flat skull crushers for Triceps but I have seen some guys doing it in incline and decline way. What is the difference between incline, decline and flat modes? Is it same as we do ...
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arms (biceps & triceps) are never sore the next day following workout

I do a full body workout (legs, chest, back, biceps, triceps, abs). The next day I always feel a bit sore in general. However, nowhere whenever I train have I felt sore in my biceps or triceps. For ...
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Elbow pain due to tricep exercise

After doing 'kickbacks', I have started to experience extreme pain in my elbow. I want to know, what possibly I might have done to cause this pain. Also, I want to know how do I cure the pain? I ...
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Dip bar width to involve chest

I go to a nearby park and do dips on parallel bars. I try to do them with my elbows not flared out i.e. tucked by my side. I feel my triceps getting engaged a lot but I don't feel it in my chest. Is ...
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getting bigger arms by doing just bicep / tricep exercises

I try to find time for 45 - 60 minutes, 2 - 3 times a week for resistance training, where I follow a circuit-training routine. Sometimes, I don't manage, but would manage to squeeze a short one of ...
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exercise schedule without gym equipments

I am an IT professional, and don't get much time for exercising. I used to go to the gym, but now I dont get much time. All I have is just 15 minutes in the morning to exercise. I don't have any ...
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Need exercise recommendations for abs, triceps and biceps to incorporate into Stronglifts 5x5

I am doing Stronglifts 5x5. I want to incorporate exercises for abs, biceps and triceps because I want to have a stronger core for the main lifts and I want to avoid T-Rex arms. My current plan is to ...
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Straight arm tricep kickbacks. How straight should my arm be?

I just can't seem to get my arm dead straight with any weight. I can get it 95% straight with about 15lbs, but there comes a point where my shoulder starts lifting instead and my tricep is just not ...
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It's really difficult to exercise my triceps, could use some suggestions!

Whenever I try to exercise my triceps, my elbows REALLY hurt. This is something recent. Normally I would bring about 45 pounds behind my head and do 15-20 reps, and lowering the weight didn't help at ...
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Chest exercises make my triceps burn

I know that with most chest exercises, the triceps are greatly involved. My concern is that by the time my triceps burns, I barely feel anything in my chest. My coach has suggested I put more ...
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Is it possible for muscles to shrink after a workout?

I've just started a HIIT training routine and after two workouts my arms (triceps & biceps) grew 1/4 inch. I went to the gym this morning and after I got home 12 hours later measured my arms and ...
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