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Tricep Press

Key Points:

  • Grip the handles evenly and position them to be aligned with the lower chest.
  • Push down until your arms are almost fully extended.
  • Bend your elbows to just before the starting position and repeat.

Common Mistakes:

  • Having the elbows flared out too wide.
  • Fully locking out your arms.
  • Not controlling the weight on the way back up.

Where you should 'feel it':

Primary Muscles:
Secondary Muscles:
Muscle diagram with the following muscles highlighted Triceps, Shoulders

Similar Exercises

Adjust the handles inwards then position the seat height so that the handles aligned with the lower chest. Then sit down and grip the handles ensuring that your for-arms are aligned with your wrists.

Start by pressing down until your arms are almost fully extended, then in a controlled manner bend the elbows back to just before the starting position to avoid clashing the weights. Tense your triceps throughout the movement and ensure that your elbows stay roughly in line with your hands. Repeat for the desired repetitions.

Avoid having your elbows flare out too wide when pressing.

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