Monday, September 13, 2010

Great Chest Workouts: How To Build Massive Triceps Doing Machine Hammer Tricep Extensions

The Triceps Machine Can Really Help Your Lifts



If you want to increase the amount that you can bench press, it's important to have strong triceps. In this article I'm going to discuss the hammer triceps extension exercise. This exercise is fantastic for developing larger, more powerful arms.

How To Perform Hammer Triceps Extensions

You'll need access to a triceps machine for this exercise. Select a weight level that will provide moderate resistance to challenge you for the workout. Sit down at the machine. Place your arms on the pads. Now grasp the handle bars in each hand. Next push the bars downward while squeezing out your triceps. Now return the handlebars to the starting position. That's one rep. I suggest performing five sets of this exercise with eight to ten repetitions per set.  As you become stronger, increase the weights by five pound increments. What are some benefits of the machine hammer tricep extensions exercise?

  • isolated exercise with emphasis on the triceps muscle
  • easy to learn making it a good starting exercise for beginners
  • improves muscular endurance
  • increases size of the triceps muscle
  • increases muscle tone
  • strength carryover for benching exercises

This is an exercise that can be learned quickly and will produce quick gains if done properly. It can be easily done along with dumbbell triceps extensions, cable tricep extensions, cable pushdowns or skullcrushers. Give it a try and you'll see how great this exercise is! And for those of you who are interested in learning how to perform triceps extensions with free weights click on the link to read my article "Great Chest Workout: How To Do Tricep Extensions".

Okay, that's all for the machine hammer triceps extension article. Now get out there and do them.

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