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Old 08-29-2010, 01:35 PM   #1
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Triceps

Any reason to isolate them? I don't want the waddle, I'll admit. Just wondering if the pullups, benches, squats and presses are enough.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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Re: Triceps

Darla, I know you're kinda new here, but you've asked some good questions and taken part in some decent thread discussions at this point and you know that the general principles of CF do not subscribe to the "isolation exercise" hyperbole.

In addition to the exercises you mentioned, there are dips in the official CFWU and lotsa ring dips and hspu rxd in the daily MP wod. But i never saw a muscle "waddle", so that means it's fat we are talking about which means...anyone, anyone...diet.

Just saying...

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Old 08-29-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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Re: Triceps

Ahhhh yes. I forgot dips. I guess the better question would have been which move hits the tris. Thanks
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:57 PM   #4
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Re: Triceps

Tricep assistance exercises can be a useful tool for advanced lifters trying to improve their bench press.

I've never heard any good reason for the average crossfitter to use tricep assistance exercises. The triceps will get used plenty in every upper body pushing movement.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:17 PM   #5
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Re: Triceps

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I've never heard any good reason for the average crossfitter to use tricep assistance exercises. The triceps will get used plenty in every upper body pushing movement.
+1.

Don' t "hit tris." If you're trying to knock fat from that area, it's (as Brian said) in the diet. Don't try to spot reduce.

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Old 08-29-2010, 10:38 PM   #6
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Re: Triceps

Using a false grip during bench press increases the work done by your triceps. When I am doing my assistance lifts I cycle grips / widths, the difference when using false grip is noticeable.

That's going to make your arms bigger though. Are you looking to get bigger arms, or more toned / thinner arms?
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:32 PM   #7
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Using a false grip during bench press increases the work done by your triceps. When I am doing my assistance lifts I cycle grips / widths, the difference when using false grip is noticeable.

That's going to make your arms bigger though. Are you looking to get bigger arms, or more toned / thinner arms?
Are you being silly or did you really just say "toned"?
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:34 PM   #8
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Re: Triceps

I would not advise a "false grip" bench press, this increases the chance of the bar falling on your throat and possibly killing you.

Just ask this guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSJCDcAKShA (safe for work and family I suppose, be advised it is still slightly disturbing watching a barbell fall on someone)

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Old 08-29-2010, 11:42 PM   #9
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Re: Triceps

I know someone that does the burpee prison workout with a close-grip. That would emphasize the triceps mo', fo' sho'.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:56 PM   #10
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I would not advise a "false grip" bench press, this increases the chance of the bar falling on your throat and possibly killing you.

Just ask this guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSJCDcAKShA (safe for work and family I suppose, be advised it is still slightly disturbing watching a barbell fall on someone)
That is not a proper false grip. That is some moron at a globo, using an improper grip.

Dumb people can kill themselves doing anything.
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