Triceps Workout Exercises

All Exercises -> Triceps

(10) - Isolation (20) - Compound (8) - Dumbbell (5) - Barbell (6) - Cable (2) - Ball (8) - Calisthenics (4) - Machine


Triceps Muscle

arms, triceps, horseshoe, tricep, upper body Muscle AnatomyThree muscles (long head, lateral head and the medial head) make up the tricep.
Function
The function of the tricep is for elbow extension, shoulder extension and adduction.
Origin
The triceps originate onto the scapula and the superior and inferior radial groove of the humerous (posterior).
Insertion
The triceps insert onto the olecranon process of the ulna.
Training
Keep in mind that when you push something you use your chest and triceps. Your triceps may be weaker after you complete a chest workout.

Exercises

PictureName of Exercise
Chair Bench Press (Elastic Band)Chair Bench Press (Elastic Band) Sit in a chair and wrap the elastic around your chair. With the elastic coming around from your shoulders and holding your elbows up press your arms out to full extention and then...
Machine Bench Press(Vertical Press)Machine Bench Press(Vertical Press) Start with your back firmly against the pad. While having the weights around your nipples (in height) push the weight out with your lower back firmly against the pad. Complete th...
Smith Machine Incline PressSmith Machine Incline Press Start by making sure you are comfortable underneath a bar with the weight around your upper chest (make sure this is comfortable). Now raise the weight and if you ever need a spot...
Decline PressDecline Press
Lie down on a decline bench grasping a dumbbell in each hand. Hold the dumbbells at above the shoulder line with palms facing forward. Press the dumbbells forward until they ...
Ball Incline Dumbbell PressBall Incline Dumbbell Press Sit on the ball and roll out with dumbbells so that the middle of your back is on the ball, and bring your hands to the side as shown. Now get in a squat position so that your fee...

Wall Push UpWall Push Up This exercise is great for people who are not able to do a regular push up. To begin, start standing up and then lean against a wall with your hands out. Now with your hands at s...
Dumbbell Flat Bench Chest PressDumbbell Flat Bench Chest Press This compound dumbbell flat chest press can be performed lying supine on a bench with your feet firmly on the floor and your arms holding dumbbells out to the side with a 90 degree...
Exercise Ball PushupsExercise Ball Pushups These exercise ball pushups are much harder than ground pushups because you are doing them on an exercise ball which throws your balance off significantly. To begin, lie face firs...
Double Medicine Ball PushupsDouble Medicine Ball Pushups This alternate chest pushup exercise can be performed by having two medicine balls in each hand in a pushup position. With your hips flat with your body (see picture) lower your u...
Push UpPush Up To complete a pushup start by lying face down on the ground with your hands out to the side (a bit wider than shoulder width). Now with your arms slightly bent, and your knees str...
Knee Push Up (Modified Push Up)Knee Push Up (Modified Push Up) Start with your knees on the floor and your feet up (facing the mat). Place your hands parallel with your shoulders and a bit wider than shoulder width apart. Without touching th...
DipsDips To perform the dip exercise, extend yourself at arms length above the bars, then lower yourself slowly until ninety degrees then back to the top. The more forward you lean, the mo...
Incline Dumbbell PressIncline Dumbbell Press Lower the dumbbells down to the level of your body (as shown). Raise the dumbbells slowly, keeping them steady with your abdominals flexed. This exercise is the most difficult be...
Bench PressBench Press While lying comfortably on a bench, the bar should be lowered to the middle of the chest area, and then back up to full extension without locking your elbows. The lower back shoul...
Push Ups Between Benches (Push Up)Push Ups Between Benches (Push Up) Pushups between benches are performed as shown by placing your body between a bench in a push-up position having hands and feet on opposite benches and then lowering your body as l...
Close Grip Bench PressClose Grip Bench Press
Lie on a flat bench holding a bar with your hands about six inches apart and above your chest. Press the bar up until your arms are extended above your chest but yuor arms are...
Clean and JerkClean and Jerk Clean: Start in a bent over position with your knees slightly bent and feet shoulder width apart. Grip the bar just wider than shoulder width. Pull the bar off the ground keeping...
Arnold PressArnold Press The arnold press can be completed sitting or standing. To begin, grasp a dumbbell in each hand and raise the weights to top position of a dumbbell curl. As you raise the dumbbell...
Seated Shoulder Press (Elastic band)Seated Shoulder Press (Elastic band) Start with the band underneath your chair and with both hands firmly gripping both ends. Now with your arms out to the sides and your hands up in the air making a 90 deg angle (se...
Machine Military or Shoulder PressMachine Military or Shoulder Press Sit comfortably on a ball making sure your knees are ninety degrees to the floor and you are in the middle of the ball. Start with the weight at your side above your head (as show...
Push Press Push Press This exercise is meant for overall power and strength. This exercise should only be performed if you are an advanced trainer or supervised by a spotter. Start by standing up with...
Machine Military Press (Shoulder Press)Machine Military Press (Shoulder Press) Start by sitting in the machine with your back flat against the back of the pad. Now with your hands out gripping the pads raise the machine straight up. Once you reach the top s...
Dumbbell Press or Shoulder PressDumbbell Press or Shoulder Press This seated front dumbbell press is performed on a bench by sitting vertical with dumbbells in both hands. Start with the dumbbells as shown in a 90 degree position. Raise and pr...
One Arm Reverse PulldownsOne Arm Reverse Pulldowns Start by standing up with your back and head straight. Grasp a single arm bar, and hold it with your palm facing you. Now, with your other hand holding something for support, bri...
Tricep PulldownsTricep Pulldowns Stand while grasping a bent bar used for this exercise, keeping your back and head straight. Now lower the weight while keeping your elbows tight close to your body. your back sh...
Angled Cable Triceps ExtensionAngled Cable Triceps Extension
Stand in between two high pulleys with single handles. Grasp the right handle with your left hand and the left handle with your right hand. Hold the handles in front of your ...
Tricep KickbacksTricep Kickbacks Kneel comfortably on a bench with the same leg that you hold the weight with. Now with your back straight and your head looking straight ahead start with the weight at a ninety de...
Overhead Tricep ExtentionsOverhead Tricep Extentions Start with a dumbbell behind your head (as shown). Keeping your back and head straight, raise the weight above your head without locking out your elbows. Now lower the weight to ...
Lying Triceps Extension (Skull Crushers)Lying Triceps Extension (Skull Crushers) To begin the skull crusher exercise, lie down on a bench and hold a barbell (or EZ curl bar) at arms length above your chest. Now, while keeping the upper arm rigid, slowly lower ...
Cable Incline PulldownsCable Incline Pulldowns Start by sitting as shown with the bar of your choice to do the pulldowns. Now with your elbows in tight to your body lower the weight and extend the bar/rope until it is fully ex...
Overhead Cable ExtensionsOverhead Cable Extensions
Stand in front of a high pulley with a rope attached to it, facing away from the pulley. Hold an end of the rope in each hand with your arms bent and hands above your head. B...
Incline Cable Triceps ExtensionsIncline Cable Triceps Extensions
Place an incline bench in front of a low pulley, facing away from it. Attach a rope to the pulley and sit down on the bench holding the ends of the rope in each hand with your...
Bench DipsBench Dips
Place two benches Parallel to each other. From standing in th middle of them, place your hands on the edge of the back bench and your feet on the front bench. By bending at t...



Cardiovascular

PictureName of Cardiovascular Exercise
SwimmingSwimming:Swimming is an excellent cardiovascular/muscular defining exercise. Swimming is a great rehab exerc...
FootballFootball:American football is america's most popular sport and involves high intensity exercise for usually a...
GolfGolf:Golf is the most popular sport for people over the age of 40 and is growing rapidly. This social wa...
BoxingBoxing:This is definitely one of the most intense cardiovascular exercises known to man. Boxing must be in...
AerobicsAerobics:Aerobics is the most popular aerobic exercises performed mostly by women. There are many different...

Plyometric

ImageName of Plyometric
Clap Push Up - Plyometric ExerciseClap Push Up: Start lying face down with your hands out to the sides supporting your weight. Now explode off with...
Burpee - Plyometric ExerciseBurpee: Start by standing tall and then drop to your hands and end up in push-up form (this may take some pr...

Stretches and Flexibility

ImageName of Flexibility Exercise
Tricep and Lat Stretch - StretchTricep and Lat Stretch: Tricep and Deltoid stretch is completed by the following instructions:
- Place both arms overhe...

Forum Discussions


Abdominal frustrationHi guys, I have a rather peculiar problem. I bought weight training sets (dumbbells, bench and all that) and been lifting them for two months. There is very good improvement in my physique, but I am unable to reduce my waist size, nor flatten it. ...
workout routineHi. I am 14 years old + 5'10 and 140 lbs. My goal is to build muscle so i can be big and cut. I also want to lose some fat around my stomach and triceps. Theres only a little bit of fat but i want to get rid of it. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays...
will this work out schedule work better?monday- chest/triceps wed-biceps/back friday-legs/abs/cardio sat-shoulders OR should i put shoulders on friday too and cancel cardio and how many exercises should one do to gain mass i read from sites that one should only do 1 exercise (3se...
Simply confusedHello, I've been lifting weights for a couple of months now. I notice that I've lost fat and also the "loose" muscles around my arms/chest/shoulders have tightened considerably. If I touch my biceps, triceps etc., I DO feel they are somewhat harde...
Is this right or wrong?I'm 15 years old and when I work out I usually do it for about 2 hours. I work most of my muscles, from arms to legs to chest, I do it all. I notice that most people have a routine, i.e. Biceps and Triceps on Monday, Chest on Tuesday, etc. For me, I ...
New To Body BuildingHi to everyone. I posted this in the wrong forum I guess, because I got no responses. Though I'm not actually getting into serious Body Building, I am trying to follow something of a Body Building type workout. I think it's probably the best way to g...
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Benching*I read from a site that its not good to train your triceps the day before you train your chest. Is this true? I myself currently train my triceps the day before trainning my chest. If this is true should I change my routine?...
 
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