How do you work the different parts of your tricep?
Exercises for Triceps for Every Head (HIT EM ALL!) –
What are the parts of the tricep?
The triceps brachii (better known as the triceps) has three heads—lateral, medial, long. All three heads of the triceps are connected to the humerus and scapula bones. The muscle then travels down the arm and is connected on to the ulna of the forearm.
What tricep exercises work all 3 heads?
Diamond push-up – This exercise emphasizes all three heads of the triceps muscle and, as shown below, it’s the most effective move for that. Kickbacks – This move also targets all three heads of the triceps, but not quite as much as the diamond push-up.
What exercises work the medial head of the tricep?
The medial head is emphasized when using a reverse grip, as when doing reverse-grip versions of pressdowns, bench press or lying extensions (aka “skull crushers”). Triceps exercises where the arms are overhead (all variations of overhead extensions) target the long head.
How do I activate my triceps?
Lie on a bench or step holding a barbell with hands about shoulder-width apart. Begin the exercise with the elbows bent and the barbell hovering just over the ribcage. Press the weight straight up over the ribcage, focusing on contracting the triceps. Lower and repeat for 1-3 sets of 8-16 reps.
How do you work the long head of triceps?
Building Bigger Triceps: 3 Exercises for the Long Head Tricep