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    Question Best Triceps Exercises, and Safest on the Elbows?

    In your experience, which Triceps Exercises are the most effective at working the 3 heads (especially the long head) and are the least likely to cause elbow problems?

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    Here's an article by Charles Poliquin that might help you out...


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    Personally, I believe the best tricep exercises are close-grip bench presses and weighted dips (keeping body upright to target the triceps), and Tate presses. Alot of people also swear by JM presses, but those can be hard on elbows for some people.

    I've never had elbow issues with the above exercises, but, I have had elbow pain with skull crushers.....
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    with proper warm up (i use the rope pulldowns a set of 20-25)...and a bit of experience with skull crushers. your elbows slowly adapt and thats my #1 tricep exercise. (your first set will always hurt, don't go too heavy. but work through some of the pain. just don't be an idiot about it)

    the biggest difference in my physique from 160lbs to 190lbs is my triceps doubled in size almost literally and i think skull crushers made a big difference.
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    Yea cpbp and just started Tates..and of course overhead extensions. and for me, doing decline skulls and french's relieved alot of pressure on the elbows...
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    I'll Tell You Guys What I Feel Is The Reason For My Arms Being 21........when I Was 13 My Old Workout Partner Who Is Former Mr Everything Freddy Ortiz Taught Me To Take A Chain And Hang It From The Lat Pulldown...put The Lat Pulldown Bar On The Chain And Then Do Reverse Weighted Pushdowns........you Can Go Up To A Few Hundred Pounds Once You Get The Balance Right...........this Was Something Ortiz And Harold Poole Did With Me Tons Of Times And The First Thing I Do For Tri's....im Sure Most Of You Will Laugh But It Works For Me And Worked For A Lot Of Old Time Hardcore Bodybuilders.....................its Easy On The Elbows As I Am 4 Months Removed From Complete Elbow Reconstruction And My Whole Triceps Tore Off The Bone And Last Week Was My First Week Back In The Gym And That Is One Excersize I Can Do Pain Free.

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    Easiest on the elbows? I'd go with cable push-downs or dips probably. Maybe 2H overhead press. CGBP would be good.

    Skullcrushers/French Press tweaks my elbow so I personally don't do them. Plenty of other ways to work the tris so it doesn't bother me.
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    I do close grip bench press, DB skull crushers, and tricep pressdowns. For me this has been the best combo and given me the best results in all 3 heads of my triceps
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    Decline lying tricep ext. and cgbp

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    tricep

    As another poster said CGBP & dips. Also CGBP and overhead lockouts in the power rack. Keeping elbows close to the torso, and exercising finger extensors should help with elbow problems. Cheers!
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    lying tri ext(not skullcrusher)
    close grip bench(12" hand spacing)
    reverse grip bench(on smith)
    over head db tri ext(french press)
    cable pressdown
    dips
    these are the ones that worked best for me
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