3 Tricep Exercises to Give You Stronger Arms

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Tricep exercises are an important part of upper body training, but they are sometimes overlooked. Triceps, actually make up 60% of your upper arm and are a major muscle that are twice the size of the biceps. The muscle is formed of three heads: the lateral, medial and long head. All three of the heads are put to work with the exercises suggested here and will help you to increase your arm strength, and stop you from being self-conscious about that area. Here are three tricep exercises to give you stronger arms.

Tricep Kickbacks

Start by standing with a dumbbell in each hand, arms bent at 90 degrees with your palms facing each other. Keep a slight bend in your knees. Engage the core and hinge at the waist, bringing your upper body slightly forward. Keep the back straight and tuck the chin. Keeping the arms close to your body straighten the arms with the weights behind you. Return to start, and do 12 reps.


Start in plank position with your hands under but slightly outside your shoulders and lower your body down until your chest nearly touches the floor. While lowering down bring your elbows close to your body so your upper arms form a 45-degree angle. Push back up to the starting point, and do eight reps.

Tricep Extension

Start by standing straight with your feet hip-width apart and hold one dumbbell with both hands above your head. Lower the weight behind your head by bending the elbows but keeping the shoulders still. Extend your arms back to the start position. Do 12-15 reps.