As with anything in the gym, there are always small changes you can make to
exercises to make sure you’re getting the most out of them.
1 FULLY FLEX, FULLY EXTEND YOUR ARM
When performing tricep extensions, moving the elbow joint through
its full range, so fully bending and straightening your arms, the tricep
will be full stretched and contracted. To contract you triceps, making
them as short as possible, perform the exercise until your arms is completely
straight andelbow locked. To stretch triceps, making them as long as you can,
fully flex your arm when performing the negative portion of the movement.
To make sure you’re doing this, contract your biceps for a moment at the top
of the movement.
2 WORK YOUR WRISTS
This small addition to the end of tricep extensions will allow you to feel a much
more forceful contraction in your triceps. When straightening your arms, at the
very end of the movement, point your wrists out, so that your thumb starts to
point down towards the floor (or up to the ceiling if performing overhead
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