Have you ever wondered what is the best way to build triceps?
That question was posed to the hosts of the Mind Pump Podcast, an online radio show that talks all fitness related and, usually, is provocative. Its hosts are Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, and Doug Egge. They also have a YouTube channel with more than 240k subscribers.
Why should you care about your triceps? Well, it is the biggest muscle in your arms and if you want bigger and stronger arms, you must focus on your triceps. We know the biceps usually get all the glory as being the flashy muscle, and sadly the triceps is underrated.
The Best Way To Build Triceps
According to Di Stefan, one of the most important things you need to focus on while working your triceps is the position of your elbow. “As the elbow moves higher and higher, the more stress you theoretically place on what’s called the long head of the tricep, which is the meaty part on the inside.”
So whatever exercise you choose, make sure you pick one where your elbow is next to your body, in front of your body, and one where the elbows are overhead.
Although you want to target your triceps, Adam Schafer believes that one crucial way to do it is by choosing compound lifts. “The incline close-grip bench press and dips are two of the best movements that I saw that blew up my arms,” he says.
Justin Andrews agrees with both of them and said that adding instability to the dips challenged his triceps in a way that he hasn’t felt before. And how do you add instability to the dips? Do them in a suspension rope or utilising rings.
If you want to have more information on what they believe to be the best way to build triceps, check out the video below.
VIDEO – The Best Way to Build Triceps
- Dips (2): John Fornander on Unsplash