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Lying Triceps Press

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Triceps
Equipment: E-Z Curl Bar
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Lying Triceps Press Guide

Main Muscle: Triceps

  1. Lie on a flat bench with either an e-z bar (my preference) or a straight bar placed on the floor behind your head and your feet on the floor.
  2. Grab the bar behind you, using a medium overhand (pronated) grip, and raise the bar in front of you at arms length. Tip: The arms should be perpendicular to the torso and the floor. The elbows should be tucked in. This is the starting position.
  3. As you breathe in, slowly lower the weight until the bar lightly touches your forehead while keeping the upper arms and elbows stationary.
  4. At that point, use the triceps to bring the weight back up to the starting position as you breathe out.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Caution: This is an exercise that you need to be very careful with when selecting the weight. Also, if you suffer from elbow problems this exercise might be too harsh on your elbows, so you may need to look for a substitute.

Variations:

  • There are a few variations of this exercise. You can perform it on a decline bench as opposed to a flat bench.
  • You can also perform it using dumbbells in which case the palms of the hands will be facing each other as opposed to facing forward.
  • Also, you can try to do it using a revere grip (palms facing you) but this variation seems to strain my wrists.



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Tip: Lying Triceps Press

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10/10

Oct 17, 2013 10:23 AM: Great stretch and great pump



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9/10

Aug 7, 2013 6:56 AM: Did this for the first time a week ago and my arms still hurt so today should be fun lol



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8/10

Mar 8, 2013 4:09 PM: if it makes your elbows hurt try it in a declined bench, it works better for me.



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9/10

Feb 21, 2013 8:15 PM: Excellent ,one of my favorites,just don't go to heavy !!!



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Review: Lying Triceps Press

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1/10

Jan 12, 2013 12:50 PM: one of the worst exercises to put stress on the tricep tendon at the olecranon region. As a Doctor with a CSCS, I would not recommend this specific exercise to anyone.



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6/10

Dec 4, 2012 4:11 AM: Letting the bar rest above my head doesn't work as well as letting bar go past my head and rest behind it (almost touching my hair)



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Review: Lying Triceps Press

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5/10

Apr 9, 2012 2:36 PM: This was always too painful on my elbows and I nearly broke my friends foot and my face doing it so I instead, using the E-Z curl Bar, put my hands into the centre and use it like a bench press. Works the triceps out great.



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Review: Lying Triceps Press

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10/10

Mar 12, 2012 9:16 AM: Decline EZ Bar Triceps Extension



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Review: Lying Triceps Press

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9/10

Mar 7, 2012 9:54 AM: Hurt like hell if you do it really slow



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Aug 9, 2011 1:25 PM: Use a straight bar not an E-Z bar .



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