Month: February 2014

Exercises and Workouts – Quick Tips For Improving Your Triceps Workout

Exercises and Workouts – Quick Tips For Improving Your Triceps Workout

If you are someone who is hoping to build bigger arms, adding more definition and even size to this area of your body, you need to understand how to train your arms properly for success. One thing you must realize is the fact the majority of your arm is made up of the triceps muscle, so if you are looking to gain size, it is this muscle you need to focus on.

Many people place a large amount of their focus on the biceps muscle. There is nothing wrong with building up great looking biceps, but it is the triceps muscle that shines regarding helping your arms look better toned.

What can you do to make the most of your triceps workouts? Here are a few quick tips to keep in mind…

1. Keep Your Elbows Stationary. Always remember to keep your elbows tucked into your body. Your elbows should never be moving as you execute the exercises. If they do, this essentially means you are letting momentum come into play and take over the movement pattern.

Elbow movement needs to be avoided. Instead, focus on keeping your elbows tucked into your sides when doing a rope press down (or any other press down) or stationary in place if doing overhead extensions.

If doing reverse kickbacks, once again, they will be tucked directly into both sides of your body.

2. Feel The Squeeze At The Top Of The Movement. Next, as you go about each exercise, you will want to focus on feeling the squeeze at the top of each movement. This added muscle squeeze will help to fatigue the muscle fibers, bringing you to the point of full exhaustion and resulting in better muscle development.

How do you know if you are experiencing the squeeze? Watch yourself in the mirror. Do you see the muscle flex? If so, you are squeezing nicely. A brief pause at the top of the movement can also help you harness this squeeze as well.

3. Remember Heavier Is Not Always Better. Finally, remember when it comes to training triceps, more weight is not necessarily better. Often it is better to use a lighter weight but focus on the movement pattern itself and the mind-muscle connection.

As the triceps are not a large muscle, you are never going to lift an enormous amount of weight. Trying to do so will only mess with your form and very likely, lead to the lack of results.

Keep these simple tips in mind as you go about training your triceps. When worked out correctly, you can see remarkable developments in this muscle.

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