Tricep Exercises

In our overview of tricep workouts, we discussed that the best workouts hit each of the three parts of the tricep. Part of the tricep responds better to lower-rep strength training. Another part responds better to high-rep strength training. This is important to note as we discuss the various tricep exercises. As you create your own tricep workouts, make sure you’re pulling exercises that hit each part of the tricep. Or, if you want to see a new workout every day, check out our programs on Daily Spot.

One thing to note, given that we’re only focusing on barbell, dumbbell, and bodyweight tricep exercises, some popular cable exercises will not be listed. Cable exercises are extremely popular for hitting the high-rep part of the triceps. If you’d like to learn more, email us at support [at] dailyspot [dot] co.

Importance of Tricep Muscles

Triceps are the key to adding to your overall arm size. They are the bigger muscle in the arms (bigger than the biceps), and will also be present in a handful of upper-body lifts. Talk about impacting overall strength, your triceps are present in chest presses, shoulder presses, and really any exercise that involves pushing. These all engage the triceps to some degree. Below we cover barbell, dumbbell and bodyweight tricep exercises. Each will lend itself better to a certain goal. Feel free to explore the exercises below and pull inspiration to create your perfect, personalized triceps workout. If you’re unsure which tricep exercises work best for strengthening or toning, or which exercises require more weight and lower reps, Grant’s arm program does a tremendous job incorporating all of these techniques. Remember, the trial is free, so give it a shot to see how Grant uses a range of exercises to hit every part of the tricep.

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