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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Tricep exercises...

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    I feel like barbell extensions (to around the face, not behind head or low like a JM) and speed bench w heavier bands or chains have helped my triceps and bench the most. If i get carried away they beat up my elbows too much, but if done in moderation i tihnk theyre the best.
    Exercises like close grip bench and dips, hit my triceps too but my front delts more so

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    I like Rolling triceps extensions against bands, barbell skull crushers, close grip pressing and dips against bands. I know some peeps think dips are pec dominate but I have found that they are great for the triceps as well if you are going full rom.
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    Close-grip benches and JM Presses, for me!

    I used to do heavy tricep cable-pulldowns, but they never seemed to have much of a carry over, for me.
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    For rehabbing my elbows and stuff, I really like pushdowns. If they are done strict they are a great help.

    For improving lockout, rolling DB extensions and JM pressess off pins are the best. Tate presses are great as well.

    The key though is keeping your form tight. A lot of guys can't seem to stay focused on that and end up getting a lot of shoulder rotation in their tricep stuff which takes away from the effectiveness.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    For rehabbing my elbows and stuff, I really like pushdowns. If they are done strict they are a great help.

    For improving lockout, rolling DB extensions and JM pressess off pins are the best. Tate presses are great as well.

    The key though is keeping your form tight. A lot of guys can't seem to stay focused on that and end up getting a lot of shoulder rotation in their tricep stuff which takes away from the effectiveness.
    Travis, question on the triceps pushdowns.. are you doing them strict standing with the bar to the abs (ie elbows tucked in and held tight against the body) or strict with the elbows out a bit from the body (ie not using momentum to bring the bar down, but keeping the bar out in front of the body too). I feel a difference in my elbow based on the position I'm working.

    The reason I ask is my own elbows have been sort of giving me fits lately. Some of it is old injury to the right elbow, some of it is, I think, forearm extensor weakness (which I'm working on fixing)... but i'm looking at everything as I'm working on fixing this.
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    JK I tend to keep the elbows in and keep them strict. I find that if I put my elbows out, I end up pushing my shoulders into it too much.

    I do however (if using a rope) flare my hands out as I lockout towards the bottom.


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