Body Weight Triceps Exercises

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Question: What are some good triceps exercises I can do that do not require equipment?
Answer: The function of the triceps muscles are to fully extend the arms moving then from a bent or curled position away from your body. Without equipment you have only two big exercises to build triceps and they are push-ups and chair dips. Both are compound exercises and both require you to fully extend your arms to finish each rep.
From an earlier article we explained incline push-ups with your head higher than your hips use only 40% to 45% of your bodyweight so they are the easiest to do. For regular push-ups, you will utilize 60% to 65% of your bodyweight for resistance and with decline push-ups you use 75% to 80% of your bodyweight. Your strength level will determine which version you need to use.
Bench dips are the second option for you to try. You can use a couple of chairs placing your hands on the seats of the chairs with your legs extended. If you are strong enough you can use a third chair to put your feet on Either way you will lower your torso with your back close to the chairs during the reps or position yourself between the chairs to protect your shoulders. Drive back up fully extending your arms.
You could do triceps kickbacks if you have any items that you can hold that are heavy enough to provide resistance.
For the sets and reps do 3 to 5 sets of one of the two exercises and crank out 8 to 12 reps per set. Alternate the exercises or even hand position to provide variety. Without equipment or weights the exercises are limited but the not the results if you are willing to work hard.
God bless and keep training,
Daryl

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