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Tightness In Triceps
What nerve(s) innervate the shoulder/tricep/top of forearm and ring/pinky fingers? Arm is burning and tight, fatigues easily after use. Pinched nerve?
See below: Digits 4 and 5 involve ulnar nerve, most of shoulder girdle involves upper brachial plexus (c-5, 6), triceps radial nerve or c-7, but you may be experiencing lower plexus issues, caused by thoracic outlet syndrome. Worth exploring further, as diagnosis could lead to successful treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight shoulder pain and tightness. Cramping/sharp pains in bicep, tricep, and shooting pain in forearm. Pain come on for minute or two then go away?
Shoulder origin: These pains may be referred from a tendonitis of the shoulder or may indicate a pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder area. The jabbing,sharp nature of the discomfort suggests nerve pain,however. An orthopedic specialist is well qualified to evaluate and recommend any appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more
Triceps work.: Triceps exercises include cable triceps extensions, overhead dumbbell extensions (one heavier dumbbell with both hands or lighter dumbbell in each hand), dumbbell kickbacks (light weight), close-grip bench presses, overhead cable extensions, and dips to name a few. Shoot for 3-4 sets per exercise, 8-12 reps, once weekly. Each day you work triceps, choose two of these exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work them: Do different types of curls and extensions. Eat right. And keep changing up your workout routine. Your muscles get 'used to' the same work out, so it is best to keep changing the exercises that you do. Use heavier weights with less reps. From personal experience, triceps are very tough muscles to bulk up. And they are even tougher to maintain. So keep at it. Good luck. ...Read more
Chin ups, push ups: For true isolation of the bicep or triceps I would do isolated bicep curls on and incline bench or curl machine. As for the triceps french presses (skull crushers) and tricep press downs work great. Now if you truly wish to work things out better I would do chin ups and push ups (close grip if you really want to target the tricep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The basic staple of bicep exercises are the bicep curl. There are many variations of this exercise. For your triceps, like your biceps there are many different types of exercise from dips to extensions. For either muscle group, here is a great website to guide your through the myriad of different possible exercises. http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/finder/lookup/filter/muscle/id/15/muscle/ ...Read more
Yes: Certainly, but you need to vary the exercises, so that you hit the muscles from different angles ...Read more
Keep at it: The best thing to do is concentrate on curls and extension exercises of different types. Use heavier weights and less reps to get bulk... Rather than lighter weights with more reps -which is better for trimming down on flabby arms. Be sure to eat right. From personal experience... Triceps are difficult to 'fill out.' they are tough to get bulky, and tough to maintain the bulkiness. Good luck. ...Read more
What to do if i'm 5"8 and 122 pounds and i want to build biceps and triceps. Do you guys have any good workouts i can do?
Health club ATC.....: Get some 1 on 1 instruction on proper isolation of the biceps, lifting, hydration, adequate protein intake, alternating heavy with light days. The absolute best is 2 do as i said but include a total body workout as well as core & cardio. This is an all around workout & cardio which is healthier. ...Read more