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    Top 3 TRICEP exercises

    My cable pulley system at my Uni is messed up, it feels jerky and so I have dropped doing pulley pulldowns

    I do close grip bench press and weighted dips.

    What is another good MASS building tricep exercise? French extensions are out of the question.

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    CG bench and dips will be enough.
    If you feel you need more, put more effort in to your work sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam MacKinnon View Post
    CG bench and dips will be enough.
    If you feel you need more, put more effort in to your work sets.
    agreed.Also weighted dips are very effective,if you can manage the weight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam MacKinnon View Post
    CG bench and dips will be enough.
    If you feel you need more, put more effort in to your work sets.
    I disagree. I am a member of the high volume club. At least 4 exercises per bodypart with 3-4 sets and 8-12 reps. I do dumbell behind the neck extensions, they are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnie View Post
    the high volume club.
    AKA the my-stimulus-is-so-crappy-I'll-never-get-big-without-steroids club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kastro View Post
    AKA the my-stimulus-is-so-crappy-I'll-never-get-big-without-steroids club.
    i train high volume, i make gains, i dont use steroids, i will be big in a year or two. Your club must be doing something else wrong not the training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunshow View Post
    i train high volume, i make gains, i dont use steroids, i will be big in a year or two. Your club must be doing something else wrong not the training.
    I never claimed that training programs based on supercompensation couldn't result in gains (primarily for newbies), merely that you will plateau long before you normally would with a proper training regiment.

    And how do the majority of these bodybuilders get so big off such a crappy stimulus? Rather than finding a better stimulus, they simply make their body more receptive to the bad one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunshow View Post
    i train high volume, i make gains, i dont use steroids, i will be big in a year or two. .
    Unless you have fantastic genetics or "big" equals around 200 lbs..it's going to take a LOT longer than a year or two.

    Progression is not linear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kastro View Post
    AKA the my-stimulus-is-so-crappy-I'll-never-get-big-without-steroids club.
    Yeh, right then.

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    Weighted dips are definitely awesome. I've only recently started doing them; I can only manage a 50 pound dumbbell under me. I've seen guys doing it with like two 45's on a dip belt though...

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    Bench press, overhead press, close grip press, dips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stagg View Post
    Bench press, overhead press, close grip press, dips.
    Gotta agree. This plus 1.5 grams of protein per lb of body weight and you will see those tris swell up.

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    hes asking for tricep exercises not main lifts

    pushdowns (or with bands)
    JM presses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    hes asking for tricep exercises not main lifts

    pushdowns (or with bands)
    JM presses
    skullcrushers


    Haha I'm pretty sure Paul knew what was asked.

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    Your triceps don't need isolated work. If you're benching, overhead pressing, and doing weighted dips (and you should be), then your tri's will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kastro View Post
    Your triceps don't need isolated work. If you're benching, overhead pressing, and doing weighted dips (and you should be), then your tri's will be fine.
    Says who? There's no document written in stone that says this, or the contrary. Do whatever works for you. I like whatever doesn't hurt my tricep tendonitis. Usually pressdowns and CG bench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB View Post
    Says who? There's no document written in stone that says this, or the contrary. Do whatever works for you. I like whatever doesn't hurt my tricep tendonitis. Usually pressdowns and CG bench.

    I think what he was trying to say was: If you can not grow from compound exercises then (all other things being equal) you are not likely to grow from isolation exercises. Also (again all other things being equal) compound exercises are more likely to give better results than isolation exercises. Were that not true...we'd all be doing kickbacks and cable extensions.

    Yes when you add injury into the mix..then things can change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kastro View Post
    Your triceps don't need isolated work. If you're benching, overhead pressing, and doing weighted dips (and you should be), then your tri's will be fine.
    I have to totally disagree. When I put a lot of work into my triceps, it helps my other lifts (overhead presses espically). I underestimated the importance of directly working my triceps. Now that I've re-implemented direct tricep work my OHP has been going up significantly.

    I was doing standing skullcrushers, and pushdowns. I'm going to start doing even more tricep work, probably dips and maybe CGBP.
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    At the end of your workout, a couple sets of dips to failure is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbferrari View Post
    At the end of your workout, a couple sets of dips to failure is good.
    Going to failure every workout is NOT good!
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    - Heavy Close Grip High Board Presses (3/4/5)
    - Rolling DB Extentions
    - JM Presses

    Just my opinion.

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    Any heavy board presses, db or bb extensions.

    I don't do JM press because it always just winds up being an extension, so I stick to that.

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    JM presses and kaz presses. There's been a couple of threads about this.

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    overhead dumbbell extensions
    skullcrushers
    weighted dips

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