Tricep Workout Routines - It's 60% Of Your Arm, Don't Let Them Lag Behind
Most certainly the most overlooked part of the upper body are the triceps. They are always overshadowed by their counterpart the bicep. A lot of the time an entirety of individuals' tricep workout routines could be just cable machine extensions.
If you didn't already know the tricep makes up about 60-65% of the actual arm muscle volume (the other 35-40% is the bicep). So why do so many people spend countless hours doing curls and maybe like 5 minutes working on their tri's?
To really get that full look to your body, and to make the arms of t-shirts stretch when you wear them you have got to really get to know a couple different tricep workout routines. Here is a sample, my favourite workout to do is a split chest and tricep day.
This is because when you are working your chest muscles your triceps are the stabilizing muscle group. Working them together just makes sense physiologically (although it is not the only way to get an effective workout).
Check out this sample workout routine. It is a chest and tricep routine guaranteed to get a good pump on.
As I mentioned before, this is not the only way to get a good workout. There are tons of other great tricep workout routines that will get you some serious arms.
Before I share another three of my favourite routines I want to talk a bit about the ctual exercises.
If you are looking to build your tri's and get some great heads on them (the defining tips) then you will want to get to know an exercise called skull crushers. Don't worry that's just the nickname.
They are actually called lying tricep extensions. You lay on the bench and hold a barbell or dumbbell about shoulder width apart.
Make sure you use a weight that you can control, bend your elbow and lower the weight toward your skull then when it is almost there you extend the arm and that's one rep.
This is the best exercise I have ever done to get a great pump on the tricep.
More Tricep Routines
I have put together another three awesome tricep workout routines for you. These can me mixed and matched into whatever routine you are currently doing.
If you want to add them to shoulder day, or chest day, or just do an arm day feel free. Your triceps are a great muscle group to add on to any of the larger muscle groups.
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