As a Veteran amateur Australian Bodybuilder I see many of today's athletes do plenty of isolation exercises in their triceps but I believe much of tricep development still comes from pressing exercises such as dips and bench press. Triceps are a relatively small muscle and are much more easily over trained than larger muscle group such as lats.
So the question is How many tricep exercises should you be doing in your workout?
At the very beginning level you will make great gains of only 3-5 total sets of tricep work, with a steady increase in training over a few months I suggest you increase that to 5-7 sets. And as a advanced bodybuilder you would do no more that 8-10 sets during the off season and no more than 10 sets when preparing for a comp.
My Tricep Training Tips
I like to stick to basic training movements like narrow grip bench press, parallel dips and reverse grip bench presses during the off season and then switch to almost all isolation movements like one arm cable or dumbbell tricep kickbacks, kneeling high pulley cable tricep extension. So why not give it a go and watch your triceps grow!
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