A Great Triceps Exercise

One of my favourite exercises for the triceps is the 60º Incline EZ-Bar Triceps Extension. I picked this one up from Randy Roach, the author of Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors. It’s unique because it allows you to maintain tension on the muscle throughout the entire range of motion.

The key is to keep your upper arms slightly back, beyond perpendicular to the floor (that will keep constant tension at the top), then make sure to lower the bar as far as possible to get a good stretch at the bottom. Do 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps in a controlled fashion, and trust me, you’ll feel it the next day!

Progressive overload is important with the 60º Incline EZ-Bar Triceps Extension, but the weight should increase in small increments, especially with females. A 5-pound increase (i.e., 2½ pounds per side) may be too much! That’s where fractional plates are useful. You can go up one pound at a time, even less if you wish.

Get yourself a set of fractional plates. They’ll come in “handy!”

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