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
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.