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Triceps Exercises - A Huge Variety of Exercises for Your Tri's

The following exercises show examples of exercises that target the triceps, those crucial muscles on the backs of the arms that help you do everything from push open a door to pushing your body off the floor (hopefully becaue you're doing a pushup and not because you fell down).

The most common triceps exercises involve straightening the arms to engage the triceps as in kickbacks, extensions and dips. There are also some exercises that are more effective than others which can help you in choosing your exercises.

Below is a simple chart of a variety of triceps exercises that hit the muscle from every direction you can think of.

Create Your Own Triceps Workout

  • Beginners:  Choose 1-2 exercises, from any column and do 1-2 sets of 12-16 reps
  • Inter/Adv:  Choose an exercise from each column for 2-3 sets of 8-12 reps, resting between sets
  • Use enough weight that you can ONLY complete the desired number of reps
  • Make sure you warm up with light cardio before you start lifting weights
Extensions Presses Dips/ Pushups
Tricep Kickbacks
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Close Grip Bench Presses
Close grip bench press Close Grip Bench Press
Kickback on One Leg
Triceps kickbacks on one leg
Core Kickbacks
Skull Crushers
Skull Crushers
Triangle Pushup
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Triceps Extensions
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Lying Triceps Extensions
Band Pushdowns
band pushdown
One-Arm Triceps Pushups
One arm triceps pushup

One-Arm Triceps Extensions
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Triceps Extension with Medicine Ball
 med ball med ball
Bar Pushdown
bar pushdown
Triceps Pushups
triceps pushups
 Triceps Extensions with Bands
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Front Raise with Triceps Extension
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