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    Am I Overtraining?

    Triceps:

    Skullcrushers 3 sets 6-10 reps
    Close Grip Bench Press- 3 sets 6-10
    Rope Pressdowns- same
    One arm cable press- same

    This is a general triceps routine for me. I feel that I only get sore hitting them hard like this, but I'm starting to wonder if it may be counter productive. I eat a lot and get the time to rest and I don't feel burntout or anything but generally speaking is this too much to do for tri's?

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    You shouldnt be trying to be sore everytime, its not a good way of measuring a good workout at all. Take out the one arm cable press and do something like alternate the close grip bench and skull crushers each time you work out, this way your doing 2 triceps excercises which is plenty.
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    I do close grip 2x6, skull crunches 2x6, and then tricep pushdown I do partial reps. I do 6 full/6partial then 12 reps alternating full/partial. I was just trying it out after reading some article and seems to work really well, im adding like 5 pounds to the french press after each workout, though I doubt that will last long you still might want to try it out if it floats your boat.

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    Take out the pussy exercises and go do some dips!
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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
    Take out the pussy exercises and go do some dips!
    :withstupi Do weighted dips every week and alternate skull crushers and close grip bench presses. You'll get a lot stronger keeping it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouPac
    :withstupi Do weighted dips every week and alternate skull crushers and close grip bench presses. You'll get a lot stronger keeping it that way.

    How would I get more stronger alternating close grip and skullcrushers when I can do them both each week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SsiK
    How would I get more stronger alternating close grip and skullcrushers when I can do them both each week?
    More is not always more. Try things out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SsiK
    How would I get more stronger alternating close grip and skullcrushers when I can do them both each week?
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    [...looks up at the title of this thread...]

    Um, didn't you ask if you were overtraining? The definition of overtraining is doing too much.


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    And you are probably doing Triceps on the same day you are doing Chest?
    Remember they are involved there too...

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    It's impossible to determine if you are overtraining by looking at one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearwolf
    And you are probably doing Triceps on the same day you are doing Chest?
    Remember they are involved there too...

    No, I am doing tri's with bi's.

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    Are you making constant gain? If yes, you're probably fine. If not, you're probably overtraining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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