Body For Life-Triceps Training
When most people picture a
well-developed arm, they
tend to think of an enormous,
pumped-up bicep muscle. The truth is
that the triceps are actually the larger
and more complex muscle group. The
perfectly-proportioned arm consists of
two-thirds triceps and one-third biceps.
So, if you want your arms to look good
from any angle, keep in mind that it’s the
triceps that give the arms most of
To achieve this ideal size and proportion
yourself, you’ll need to shock the muscles
with focused, high-intensity exercise,
using variety and the maximum amount
of weight possible. Keep in mind,
however, that doing so doesn’t mean
you should load on an unreasonable
amount of weight and sacrifice form and
As with many other exercises, using
improper form when training the triceps
will shift the focus of the exercise onto a
different muscle group.
In many triceps exercises, for example,
being unaware of the direction of your
elbows will result in the transfer of the
work onto your shoulders. At this point,
your triceps are merely along for the ride.
So stay focused!
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