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    Tricep extension

    i am goin to start doin tricep extensions(standing). the only problem is i find it hard to keep my elbows in the same place. has anybody got any tips on how to stop them from moving
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    Uhh...cause keep your arms steady, but just move your forearms. Keep your elbows in place...easy as that

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    UUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM you don't mean best out of all possible tricep exercises do you? Between those 2, incline isn't even directly hitting the tricep.....

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    incline bench press??? Tricep Extensions like pulldowns or Skull Crushers??? Man you are confusing me.

    Incline bench press...???

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    I think the best tricep exercise are neither of the above, bench dips got my vote
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    yeah, I'd go with either dips, close grip benghin, or reverse grip benching, or skulls. Neither of those would make my top 5 list.....

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    Tricep extensions I don't see you could do standing up unless you were on a machine. Trciep extensions are done on your back whether they be BB or DB. This exercise is listed as fundamental in growing your triceps as a beginner.

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    I did a good triceps exercise a while ago.
    I picked up two dumbells and let them hang at my sides, palms facing my legs. (Stragiht legs, standing up.) Next I leant forward, but kept my arms straight, so they were out behind me. I left them there for a while, and then brought them forward, only moving the forearms.
    I've just looked around and it seems similar to the dumbell kickback...
    I got this exercise from a book by Bruce Lee: "Expressing the Human Body". Its got loads of good training tips, including the workouts he went through throughout his life, and the training he did for each part of the body. Noone can really argue with the results, thats the physique I want, powerful, but not so bulky as to get in the way.
    Whoops, got a bt off topic there...

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    Arnold says that the best mass builders for triceps are weighted dips, close grip bench and headknockers (or skull crushers if you prefer). If you are really concerned about form, get an arm blaster....
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    whats an arm blaster
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    Arm blaster is kind of like a portable preacher board.
    I rate skullcrushers as the best mass builder.
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    in the poll incline bench press should be close grip bench press
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    Tricep estension are great.

    Pull the cable down down to starting position. Jam your elbows into your sides and don't let 'em move! This, IMO, is the key to good tri extensions.

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    hmmmmm, when I go lying tri extentions my arms shake pretty badly (same happens on close grip bench), any ideas why?


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    don't worry about hte shaking, just your stabilizer muscles, it might go away as you get stronger.

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    this sucks
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    I dislike machines. Go with skullcrushers.
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    What are skullcrushers? Can someone enlighten me?
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