Foolproof Tricep Routine?

  • g56whiz

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    May 17, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    No matter what I do, I always seem to get great pump in only two of the three heads of my triceps and not always the same two.

    Any suggestions? Please!!!
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    May 17, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    You'd have better luck if you posted your current routine. Errors usually become evident after that is posted.
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    May 17, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Jack off harder.
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    May 17, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidJack off harder.


    Even with added intensity, that's still mostly forearms... icon_lol.gif

    EDIT: Some form of ”push-ups", then? icon_wink.gif
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    May 17, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    intensity69 said
    paulflexes saidJack off harder.


    Even with added intensity, that's still mostly forearms... icon_lol.gif

    EDIT: Some form of ”push-ups", then? icon_wink.gif
    You're doing it wrong.
  • MikemikeMike

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    May 17, 2012 6:49 AM GMT
    pics and we'll decideicon_idea.gif
  • g56whiz

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    May 22, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidJack off harder.


    Damn! I thought I posted in the Bodybuilding Forum not the Sex Life one . . .

    Not nice to mess with a newbie. Besides if that worked, I'd have a have a foot long penis to maintain symmetry and with a penis that size I'd not need to waste a whole lot of time in the gym trying to remain sexually attractive. LOL

  • g56whiz

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    May 22, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidYou'd have better luck if you posted your current routine. Errors usually become evident after that is posted.


    I don't have a recurring routine but I don't think that's the issue.

    Let me explain. When I started out several years ago, I got great results from a dumbbell program. My body responded well but my OCD tendencies grew as well. I plateaued and started to get bored. On vacation, I met up with a trainer in club (where he gave me a toe curling lap dance) who chastised me for the rigidness of my routine. He bragged that he didn't know what we would do at the gym until got to the weights. It was his feeling that if you are disciplined on form, you should pay attention to your body and let it tell you what it needs to grow. Who was I to question. It took me another six or more months to become confident in my technique and form but I began to take his advice. The time I can devote, dictates a three day on one day off program and I generally know what body parts I want to train on which of the three days (day 1 pecs tris, day 2 shoulders/bis day 3 back/legs and forearms with cardio and abs every day) but what exercises I do for which body part I wing as I go. Its often a function of what machines or benches are available when I need them. I generally super set whenever possible and work to three or four sets until I've pumped the part and I stop.

    So what I'm hoping for is a Chinese menu approach to training tris: say one from column A, one from column B and one from column C that will get me a pump in all three heads of my tris. That's all.
  • UFJocknerd

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    May 23, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    g56whiz said
    I don't have a recurring routine but I don't think that's the issue.

    Let me explain. When I started out several years ago, I got great results from a dumbbell program. My body responded well but my OCD tendencies grew as well. I plateaued and started to get bored. On vacation, I met up with a trainer in club (where he gave me a toe curling lap dance) who chastised me for the rigidness of my routine. He bragged that he didn't know what we would do at the gym until got to the weights. It was his feeling that if you are disciplined on form, you should pay attention to your body and let it tell you what it needs to grow. Who was I to question. It took me another six or more months to become confident in my technique and form but I began to take his advice. The time I can devote, dictates a three day on one day off program and I generally know what body parts I want to train on which of the three days (day 1 pecs tris, day 2 shoulders/bis day 3 back/legs and forearms with cardio and abs every day) but what exercises I do for which body part I wing as I go. Its often a function of what machines or benches are available when I need them. I generally super set whenever possible and work to three or four sets until I've pumped the part and I stop.

    So what I'm hoping for is a Chinese menu approach to training tris: say one from column A, one from column B and one from column C that will get me a pump in all three heads of my tris. That's all.


    If you don't have a training plan, you aren't training.

    In general, this "listen to your body" stuff is baloney. My body tells me to stop after my first set, lie down, watch TV and eat some chocolate. Instead, I force it to lift harder and heavier. My guess is that the trainer has rockin genetics and that plan works from him and a few rare others, but it's not going to work well for everyone (and that kind of a routine design, as well as recommending it without assessing you, is pretty sloppy PTing). Especially, mixing it up not because of a plan but because someone is on the machine you want to use is not good training protocol.

    Also, back/legs is too big a day. Your other lifts will improve if you move that around.

    But, your Q about working the heads. What are you doing? Which head doesn't feel like it's engaging?