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Doctor insights on: Tricep Exercises For Seniors

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What kind of exercises target my triceps and my delts?

What kind of exercises target my triceps and my delts?

Many: An exercise that involves "pressing" of the arms out, as in extended them out, will target the triceps. This involves all press downs, push ups and dips. Military presses, Arnold presses, lateral/front/rear raises all work the shoulders (deltoids). ...Read more

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What exercises use the tricep muscles?

What exercises use the tricep muscles?

Many will: Pushup, dips, press downs, french press. .. really any exercise where you extend your arm out - as in "press" your hand out - will engage the triceps. Even planks will do so, much less so if you "lock" your arms out - as at that point much of the stress going into the elbow joint (aka bad) rather than the surrounding muscles. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise to get biceps and triceps for a boy?

What is the best exercise to get biceps and triceps for a boy?

Depends on age: If by boy you mean prior to puberty, no specific exercise will build those muscles up. Noticeably muscle growth (hypertrophy) occurs after puberty. The best exercises tend to be compund exercises (biceps curls and triceps extensions). ...Read more

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Can you tell me some exercises for biceps and triceps. And others?

Can you tell me some exercises for biceps and triceps. And others?

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

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Can you tell me some good exercises that work my long head triceps?

Can you tell me some good exercises that work my long head triceps?

Fully Extended: It takes the full extension of the arm in a tricep exercise to activate this long head portion. Here is a detailed step by step tutorial for you!

http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/498939-how-to-work-the-long-head-triceps/ ...Read more

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What is a good triceps exercise I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

What is a good triceps exercise I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

Up to your PT/Ortho: If you're under care for a rotator cuff injury, you really should let your orthopedist or physical therapist work with you on exercises. They will know what you're ready and strong enough for. ...Read more

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What are some good triceps exercises I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

What are some good triceps exercises I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

Elbow extension.: The tricep extension machines, that you find at health clubs/gyms, are very effective. ...Read more

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What is the best exercises for tricep mass?

What is the best exercises for tricep mass?

Extensions: Building ticeps muscle girth is best done by doing triceps extensions either w/ 'free weights' (overhead) or using sitting (best) or standing triceps extension machines. See trainer for guidance. Gl! ...Read more

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What're some exercises that will bulk up my triceps?

What're some exercises that will bulk up my triceps?

Compound exercises: The best exercises tend to be compound exercises (biceps curls and triceps extensions). These target multiple muscle groups yielding the greatest muscle hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Every tricep exercise hurts my elbows, what's wrong?

Every tricep exercise hurts my elbows, what's wrong?

Tendinitis.: You may have tendinitis, right where the tricep inserts on the back of the elbow. ...Read more

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I need some ideas for exercises to do for stronger triceps?

I need some ideas for exercises to do for stronger triceps?

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 more

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Is it best to alternate between chest and tricep exercises?

Is it best to alternate between chest and tricep exercises?

You can: Many chest exercises incorporate the triceps as well, so it's convenient to work both on the same day. The benefit of alternating is to give your (larger) chest muscles more time to recover between sets. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to build up my triceps, biceps and forearms?

What exercises can I do to build up my triceps, biceps and forearms?

Compound exercises: The best exercises tend to be compound exercises (biceps curls and triceps extensions). These target multiple muscle groups yielding the greatest muscle hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of super sets for triceps and biceps exercises can I do with dumbbells and e-z curl bar?

Please answer! What kind of super sets for triceps and biceps exercises can I do with dumbbells and e-z curl bar?

Basically: Can take any two exercises and superset. You can do bicep supersets like standing dumbbell hammer curls with standing standard dumbbell curls or wide grip bicep curls (EZ curl) with reverse grip bicep curls (EZ curl). Or you could do opposing muscle supersets, with any bicep exercise and tricep exercise like standing french press (EZ curl) to wide grip bicep curl (EZ curl). Just mix and match. ...Read more

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What are some exercises I can do with dumbbells to work my triceps?

What are some exercises I can do with dumbbells to work my triceps?

Triceps.: Dumbbell exercises for the triceps include sitting overhead triceps extensions (either with one heavy dumbbell raised overhead with both hands or two lighter dumbbells - one in each hand), dumbbell kickbacks (light weight) and cross-body triceps raises (done lying down with elbow straight in the air - extend dumbbell from opposite chest straight up in line with elbow). ...Read more

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What is a good routine of exercises to really shock my triceps into new growth?

What is a good routine of exercises to really shock my triceps into new growth?

Triceps exercise: Work out in a gym with help of a trainer, as long as do not have a growth or disease in your triceps muscle. ...Read more

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I used a bar for triceps, exercise bike, etc. Is this pain normal and is there anything I can do dietary wise for muscle recovery?

Fruits & veggies: 1st let's be clear that I have no idea where your pain is, much less how much it is. What's normal for one person is intolerable for another. Most important is that pain is appropriate to muscle groups exercised b/c some medications cause inappropriate muscle pain/weakness. If you sweat "too much", you might throw off chemical balance. Eat plenty of variety of fruits & veggies. Drink lots of H2O. ...Read more

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Random pain in my upper tricep yesterday. No exercise, throbbing pain on original site, and now up through top of shoulder too. What could issue be?

Random pain in my upper tricep yesterday. No exercise, throbbing pain on original site, and now up through top of shoulder too. What could issue be?

Get checked: Could be referred pain from the joint- labral tear etc - if it lasts more than 3-4 weeks and does not respond to simple self treatment like Ibuprofen then see a specialist ...Read more

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If I do bicep, back, triceps exercises then skip a day and repeat. Should I just target two muscles a day?

If I do bicep, back, triceps exercises then skip a day and repeat. Should I just target two muscles a day?

Depends: If you are just starting out, exercise wise, you'll likely be able to get away working out this frequently. But the more serious your lifting habits and longer you are doing this, the more likely you will start to suffer from over-training. Smaller muscles groups like bi's and tri's can often be trained more regularly yet still recover - this may not so much be the case when training your back. ...Read more

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When I workout in the gym and does triceps exercises like "tricep pushdown" I feel like tickling or/and tingling on my penis head. What can it be?

When I workout in the gym and does triceps exercises like "tricep pushdown" I feel like tickling or/and tingling on my penis head. What can it be?

Not related: Workouts involving the upper body should have no effect on the genitalia. I would recommend you see your primary care physician to check for other conditions. ...Read more

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Nagging pain in upper back, below the neck, also pain in right hand triceps. It started bec of pulled muscle in back while doing back exercise.

Nagging pain in upper back, below the neck, also pain in right hand triceps. It started bec of pulled muscle in back while doing back exercise.

Back&hand Pain: Pain that radiates from upper back to hand indicates a need to see your doctor. You mention pulling a muscle while exercising. That MAY be the case or it may be from a pinched nerve. Your doc will tell you and help you. Catch it now so it does not become chronic. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I get a few spasms in my ribs, stomach and triceps. It happens every few days or so. What could it be? Lack of exercise? Too much exercise? Stress?

I get a few spasms in my ribs, stomach and triceps. It happens every few days or so. What could it be? Lack of exercise? Too much exercise? Stress?

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nonspecific but certainly could be due to deconditioning (lack of exercise), so a regular exercise/activity program would be reasonable initial treatment. Try eating a banana a day for a week or two to build up your potassium - low potassium can cause muscle cramping. ...Read more

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What workouts are best for building triceps?

Specific exercises: You would do exercise that isolate both the triceps. Search n-line for them. ...Read more