MuscleMag
CONNECT WITH MUSCLEMAG

Events

5 Biggest Triceps Training Mistakes

5 Biggest Triceps Training Mistakes

Avoiding these common training errors will better isolate the triceps, prevent injury and lead to major gains in size and strength.

By Bill Geiger, MA

Photos of IFBB Pro & Team BSN Athlete Brandon Curry

1. Flaring Your Elbows

Flaring Your Elbows

There’s a reason you’re told repeatedly to keep your elbows tight to your sides on such exercises as close-grip bench presses, machine and parallel-bar dips, overhead dumbbell extensions and skullcrushers: When your elbows flare out, your pecs become more active at the expense of your triceps. The solution is easy: Press your elbows in as much as possible as you raise and lower the weight.

Tagged: , , | Follow @MuscleMag

Also on MuscleMag

Current Issue
Preview the latest issue of MuscleMag

Preview the latest issue of MuscleMag

Preview the April 2014 issue of MuscleMag
MuscleMag On Twitter
Exclusive Video