Extend your arms to lift the barbell back to the starting position. Close-grip pushups, which require the same movement at the shoulders and elbows as close-grip bench presses, also work all three heads of the triceps.
How do you hit triceps with a barbell?
Lie on a bench or step holding a barbell with hands about shoulder-width apart. Begin the exercise with the elbows bent and the barbell hovering just over the ribcage. Press the weight straight over the ribcage, focusing on contracting the triceps. Lower and repeat for 1 to 3 sets of 8 to 16 reps.
Can you work triceps with a barbell?
This makes it one of the most useful and effective triceps exercises since the bar can be loaded so heavy. Lying down on a flat bench with a barbell loaded up above you, grasp the bar with your hands at a shoulder-width distance or slightly narrower—don’t go too narrow, or else you’ll sacrifice a lot of stability.
How do you hit all 3 muscles in your tricep?
- Overhead Triceps Extensions. Grab a pair of dumbbells or a similar weight that you can hold in each hand.
- Triceps Pulldowns. Get some great activation of all three heads with the pulldown, which is basically a pushdown with an underhand grip.
- Dumbbell Floor Press.