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Weightlifting exercise that builds biceps and triceps?

Biceps and Triceps are antagonist muscles. That means when one is the primary mover, the other simply lends stability. The concept that an exercise is for a particular muscle group simply means that ...
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Feeling my chest being built during dips?

It's not really a case of dips hitting chest instead of triceps. Dips hits both. But depending on how you do it, it will be working one more than the other. If you want to engage triceps more, try ...
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Does the skull-crusher work the chest isometrically?

The chest also pulls the the elbow from overhead position down to your belly, hence why dips, Iron crosses and Pullovers or Front levers and pull ups work your chest. Muscles have no precise function, ...
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Triceps exercises that don't put much pressure on the elbow joints

Without seeing your form, it’s hard to determine what may have caused your problems. Typically, it’s your elbow that tends to react to the load if your form is incorrect, or, the weight is too heavy. ...
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Why do I feel my arms burn after doing a lot of push ups?

You're right that certain rep ranges primarily cause certain types of adaptation. But that's not the end of the story. A good example of that is the legs of high level cyclists. Most of these folks ...
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Triceps training (long head)

tl; dr: You may not be training the triceps optimally by doing only one exercise, but you are not undertraining any one part of the triceps overall. The long head has its origin on the scapula, while ...
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How to strengthen my triceps for dumbells bench?

When doing dumbbell bench press, you feel that your triceps is the weakest link among all muscles involved. So at first glance, attempting to strengthen your triceps with isolation workouts in order ...
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How to get huge triceps?

If you're not seeing results working a body part once per week, I recommend trying to work that body part more often. Soreness doesn't really enter into the question unless it is debilitating. I have ...
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Will doing heavy deadlifts once a week increase muscle size?

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 ...
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arms (biceps & triceps) are never sore the next day following workout

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'...
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Will the push/pull machine at the gym cause imbalance?

It depends on how you use it. Yes, it can cause an imbalance (going by the picture you reference) if you overload one side or the other with weights consistently or you never switch and always push ...
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Weight of isolation exercises compared to compound

Is it best to keep to a lighter weight with isolation exercises in general? No, you shouldn't be lowering the weight there out of fear. You should make sure your tendons are in order, and then treat ...
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Exercise for carrying things on arms

The ideal exercises for training to carry stuff are, surprisingly, carrying stuff. On the assumption you can't find a willing person to be carried around, then something like sandbag work would be ...
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Left side bigger than right side

I am right-handed and always favor the right side when working. That's pretty much the reason for the asymmetry in your body. In fact, most people have these kinds of issues when they train. Simply ...
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Different between biceps and triceps?

As alluded to, this is an anatomy question. The term -ceps in muscle anatomy means "heads", or the origin of a muscle. Each muscle has two points of contact (for simplicity), the origin and the ...
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Weightlifting exercise that builds biceps and triceps?

As stated by @BerinLoritsch, you cannot work both at the same exact moment. You can, however, achieve muscle engagement of both by doing muscle-ups. They are difficult if you're just starting out and ...
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Is the bench useless?

The function of all muscles depends upon the relative positions of the bones that they control. Most anatomy references analyse muscle movement from standard anatomical position, and hence fail ...
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Triceps easier exercices

there are a few ways you could modify your push ups to lighten the load You can perform the push up from your knees instead of from your toes like the classic push up you can do a push up but instead ...
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Fine tuning skull crusher weight/reps/form

It's kind of inherent in the exercise that you're not able to do much weight. It's an isolation and it's hard to cheat. Skull crushers are a tricep go-to for me; I have a few tips. Rotate your hands....
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How to get huge triceps?

Train your triceps close to exhaustion with the least boring exercise in your arsenal. Eat based on how tired you are. Sleep more if possible, sleep better by taking cold showers right before going to ...
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Triceps Pushdown - Why Pain in Shoulders

A common mistake with tricep pushdowns (althoguh it doesn't feel like it) You roll your shoulders over the weight to help you push it down. There's a lot of techniques on the internet out there to fix ...
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Triceps/rear delt take over rows

A lot of times it's because you're using more weight than you are capable of handling and those other muscles are taking over to compensate for weaknesses in your back musculature. If you're starting ...
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Different between biceps and triceps?

This is an anatomy question more than anything, but in the context of fitness here is a look at both as a brief overview. The biceps are a muscle group consisting of two “heads” on the front of the ...
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Do I have to put separate attention toward my arms?

I would never have specific arm days namely because of what you said; they get engaged heavily on back/chest days respectively. If you want to get some more arm action going on, you could instead ...
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Alternative triceps training with golfer's elbow

These are my old clinical notes from DPT school. NOTE: These are being provided to help you better understand what is happening. You MUST have this evaluated by your local PT and they will create ...
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Does having little triceps muscle affect chest excercise?

In most cases, yes, triceps can affect your performance on chest exercises. Any exercise that involves some sort of pressing the weight away from you will use your triceps to some degree. However, the ...
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Combining different muscle groups

Well, I would ask you this simple question : What is the point of your training ? Is it doing as many reps as possible, or is it building more muscle ? I would guess the second one is your concern. ...
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Is it possible for muscles to shrink after a workout?

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 ...
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