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    The answer is bench press, board presses, and dips.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    The answer is bench press, board presses, and dips.

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    Tricep extensions are good as well, but kickbacks are essentially worthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    The answer is bench press, board presses, and dips.
    Agreed.

    Close Grip Bench and you'll notice how well you can hit your triceps. At your level you shold be focusing on major compound lifts.

    Benching, Deadlifting, Squatting, and eating. Yes, eating is a compound movement.
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    perfect, ive always found that tricep extensions work the best though.
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    im gonna throw JM Press out there
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    I like kick backs, eh, close-grips and JM's are okay but, um oh yeah kick backs are the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyBomber View Post
    I like kick backs, eh, close-grips and JM's are okay but, um oh yeah kick backs are the way to go.
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szust View Post
    Really?
    Dude...
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Dude...
    It was meant to be read [sarcasm]Really?[/sarcasm]

    Forgot my HTML.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szust View Post
    Really?
    Yep that's what Ronnie said!

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    Extensions.

    (wow, a reply other than 'rraawwwr, do only bench and dips')
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    Extensions.

    (wow, a reply other than 'rraawwwr, do only bench and dips')
    Well, okay Fuzzy...

    If you're going to do extensions, I'd suggest doing them w. a jumpstretch band - it's a great exercise w. bands.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    i remember 2 years ago, db kickbacks were a main tri movement. boy, was i wasting my time.

    for starters: close-grip bench, skull crushers, close grip dips, and extensions all work.

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    kickbacks are an ok exercise for muscle tone, but extensions are way better for building mass...

    french press is really cool too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronm View Post
    kickbacks are an ok exercise for muscle tone, but extensions are way better for building mass...

    french press is really cool too.
    Shut up and read.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronm View Post
    kickbacks are an ok exercise for muscle tone, but extensions are way better for building mass...

    french press is really cool too.
    seriously? don't give advice if you have NO clue what you are talking about
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    I've been doing Tricep extensions on the floor. Basically you lie on the ground on your elbows tucked in tight and push yourself up. Really destroys the tris... in a good way.
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    Skull crushers and dips rock!
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    I like cable kickbacks as they keep tension on the tricep the entire movement. I also like skulls, probably my favorite tricep exercise of all of them. I do CGBP but I just can't seem to really target my tris. I ALWAYS feel it in my chest, I prefer isolation movements for my triceps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJake View Post
    I like cable kickbacks as they keep tension on the tricep the entire movement. I also like skulls, probably my favorite tricep exercise of all of them. I do CGBP but I just can't seem to really target my tris. I ALWAYS feel it in my chest, I prefer isolation movements for my triceps.
    If you find that you use your chest too much in CGBP try supinating your grip and you will find that it naturally forces you elbows closer to your sides and puts a lot more emphasis on the tris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bendthe Bar View Post
    If you find that you use your chest too much in CGBP try supinating your grip and you will find that it naturally forces you elbows closer to your sides and puts a lot more emphasis on the tris.
    Being that I'm not strong enough to bend the bar, it's difficult supinating grip with a barbell.. lol..

    on a side note, I know what you mean. I actually have my hands at almost a 45 degree angle to the bar focing my elbows in closer.. seems to put more emphasis on the triceps but still a bit on the chest.
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