The addition of the following mentioned methods into your routine of the arm is considerable to gain the most strength of the overall triceps. The desire of having bigger triceps cannot be fulfilled by only relying on press downs.
It is a common practice in the gym to do the press downs as ones hardest, which you might also be doing for greater triceps. You might be performing sets up to 15 times or as many times as you can. Factually, press downs alone, only increase the lateral triceps head which most of the body builders do not want to understand. Therefore, only relying on them might lead you to failure to achieve your goal of bigger triceps. If you want to maximize your overall triceps including lateral and the medial heads as well (which is the most ignored head of the triceps during arm workout) then you need to follow the below discussed exercises as Press downs are only emphasizing and empowering your outer heads of triceps which is not all that what you have wished for. It has five ways: Push, pull, angle, brand or drop it.
- Push it
Proper press downs should be done. The handling of bars is not the same as holding the handlebars of a motorcycle. But, this is a common practice resulting in the exertion of pressure on your wrists and hands and the reduction of the consignment of applied force on the bar.
- Pull it
Grip over the flip. During press downs, take a grip from underhand to lift the weight. Grip taken from overhands exert the most pressure on the head of lateral triceps. On the other hand, underhand grips place pressure on the medial head that is usually neglected. As to increase the mass of all the heads of the three triceps, maximization of the whole triceps including the medial head as well is needed.
- Angle it
In order to maximize the mass of the overall triceps, every man goes for extending triceps technique while lying, another name of which is skull crushers.
- Band it
One of the greatest ways to attain maximum overall triceps, as we all know, is the use of chains or bands. They’re best tools for working out. These are known as the resistance of the linear variables which goes higher with the increment in the levels of the movement of the workout. Fantastically, these can be used on the bench pressing with a close grip to obtain the maximum strength of all the triceps.
- Drop it
There is a Principle of Weider which refers to the drop sets. It basically, is the technique of intensity that is applicable to any of the above-discussed exercises and is desirable for pushing the growth of triceps which were not possible in straight sets only. Simply, it can be done by taking a failure set, and then suddenly decreasing the weight and carrying onto the set to failure. This technique can be applied up to three times or more according to your willpower and determination.