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Lying Close-grip Triceps Extension

Exercise Profile

Body PartTriceps, Upper Arms
Primary MusclesTriceps Brachii
Secondary Muscles
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Introduction to the Lying Close-grip Triceps Extension

The Lying Close-grip Triceps Extension is a strength-building exercise that focuses on the triceps and secondary muscles like shoulders and chest. It's suitable for individuals at all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced athletes, looking to improve their upper body strength and muscle definition. Incorporating this exercise into your routine can enhance your arm strength, improve muscle tone, and aid in performing daily activities or sports that require upper body power.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Lying Close-grip Triceps Extension

  • Extend your arms fully, keeping the bar directly above your chest, this is your starting position.
  • Slowly bend your elbows to lower the bar towards your forehead, keeping your upper arms stationary and elbows pointed towards the ceiling.
  • Once the bar is just above your forehead, pause for a moment, then push the bar back to the starting position by extending your arms.
  • Repeat this movement for the desired number of repetitions, ensuring to keep control of the bar at all times.

Tips for Performing Lying Close-grip Triceps Extension

  • Proper Grip: Hold the barbell with an overhand grip (palms facing your feet) and hands about shoulder-width apart. This grip allows for maximum engagement of the triceps. Avoid using a too wide or too narrow grip as it can lead to wrist discomfort or injury.
  • Controlled Movement: Lower the barbell slowly towards your forehead or just behind it. The barbell should not touch your forehead. Then, extend your arms to lift the barbell back up. Avoid jerky movements as they can lead to injury and don't fully engage the triceps.
  • Keep Elbows Stationary: Your elbows should remain in the same position throughout the exercise. A common mistake is to flare the

Lying Close-grip Triceps Extension FAQs

Can beginners do the Lying Close-grip Triceps Extension?

Yes, beginners can perform the Lying Close-grip Triceps Extension exercise. However, it's important to start with a light weight to ensure proper form and avoid injury. It's also beneficial to have a trainer or experienced person guide through the proper technique. As with any exercise, it's critical to warm up beforehand and stretch afterwards.

What are common variations of the Lying Close-grip Triceps Extension?

  • The Incline Close-grip Triceps Extension is performed on an incline bench, which changes the angle of the exercise and targets different parts of the triceps.
  • The Dumbbell Close-grip Triceps Extension is a variation that uses dumbbells instead of a barbell, allowing for a greater range of motion and individual arm movement.
  • The Cable Close-grip Triceps Extension uses a cable machine, providing constant tension throughout the movement and allowing you to adjust the weight more easily.
  • The Single-arm Close-grip Triceps Extension is performed with one arm at a time, which can help to improve muscle imbalances and increase focus on each tricep individually.

What are good complementing exercises for the Lying Close-grip Triceps Extension?

  • Dips: Dips are a compound exercise that not only work the triceps, but also engage the shoulders and chest muscles, which are secondary muscle groups used in Lying Close-grip Triceps Extensions, therefore enhancing overall upper body strength.
  • Push-ups: Push-ups, like Lying Close-grip Triceps Extensions, primarily work the triceps and chest muscles, but they also engage the core, making them a great exercise to improve overall body strength and stability, which can enhance performance and results from the Lying Close-grip Triceps Extensions.

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