Tricep Workouts That Make Your Arms Bigger
Workouts That Get You Massive Triceps
Building Muscle Mass and Burning Fat
When it comes to getting ripped triceps and biceps, its necessary that you choose exercises that both build muscle and burn fat at the same time. By reducing fat on the muscle and building muscle at the same time, you'll be more capable of increasing definition and strength. If your not trying to bulk up, but you just want to get a ripped six pack, its best to follow a diet that contains mostly good fats and incorporate lots of cardio into your workout routine. By doing more cardio, you will speed up your metabolism and minimize weight gain from fat.
Building muscle can be learned to a science, "exercise science". By learning the proper nutrition for a bodybuilder, or someone that wants to increase muscle mass. Its important to understand dieting tips as well as workout routines and exercises that will help you achieve your fitness goal. By following a high protein diet and using good form when doing tricep workouts, you will be sure experience massive muscle gains.
The Tricep Extension Exercise Tutorial
Exercises that increase muscle mass on your arms
By Following these simple forearm, tricep and bicep exercises, you are well on your way to having ripped and defined triceps as well as other arm muscles.
Barbell Curl: (the longer bar): Choose a weight that you are sure you can rep at least 8 times. Pick up the barbell, and be sure that you keep your back straight to keep good form. Then allow your arms to hang freely in front of you. Keep your upper arms straight and start curling the barbell upwards until it is near your chest. Then go back down.
(Hint: For an increased burn, when you go back down do it slow, this will help to work muscles evenly and therefore increase your gains in muscle. However, make sure you are not choosing a weight that is too heavy and be sure that you are well hydrated when you workout to prevent injury.)
- Dumbbell Curl:Get a grip on a dumbell in each hand and lower then to the side of your waist, and be sure you are standing up straight for good form. When you pull the dumbell toward your chest, start with your right or left hand "one at a time". As you curl the dumbell up, do it with a slight twisting motion, and then lower the dumbell again. (Remember the hint that i mentioned above for the barbell curl, lower the weight slowly to increase the burn when lifting weights.)
- Pull Ups: Pull ups are a great way to build muscle on your arms. For bigger biceps you can do pull ups using an underhand grip. If you choose to do an overhand grip, that will be targeting your back and forearms much more than it does your biceps. Make sure you choose a reasonable weight when doing pull ups. (Lifting too much when your muscles are not accustomed to it will increase the risk of injury.)
- Tricep Extensions: Tricep extensions are more of a tricep exercise, but they work wonders in terms of getting your arms more defined and adding muscle to the back of your arm. To do this exercise, you will either use a lateral pull down machine or if your like me you choose to use free weight dumbbells. Grip the weight and hold it behind your head, make sure you start out with a light weight to practice good weight training form. The dumbbell should look verticaI when your holding it so that you can center your gravity. Slowly push the dumbbell up, and when it reaches the top, it should almost be on top of your head.
- Close Grip Bench Press - The close grip bench press is a free weight exercise that does a great job of targeting the tricep muscles. The key to doing this exercise is finding using a bench press and using much less weight than you would do usually because your hand positioning will be approximately 4 inches closer than when you are normally benching. Start with a much lower weight and you will feel the burn in your tricep muscles once you reach around 6-8 reps.
WARNING: Do not choose more weight than you can lift, as this will increase the risk of you dropping the weight on your head. I prefer free weight dumbbells because free weights work your muscles more. Machines make things seem too easy and I find that I get better results with dumbbells and barbells. (example: People can bench more on a bench press machine than they can on a free weight bench press.)