I am a pretty busy person as I am sure a lot of people are so I don’t always have time to get into the gym. That’s no reason to skip a workout. There are a lot of things that you can do at home to make up for your lack of time or motivation to get to your gym.
So what we’re going to do today is give you 3 very simple tricep exercises that anyone can do at home; the tricep dip, close grip push up and tricep extension.
Close Grip Push Up
This exercise will be primary tricep exercise. This exercise will require a bit of space. Begin on your hands and knees. Then, space your hands 6-8 inches apart. Place your feet out and straighten your body. Keep those arms straight. Now that you are in position, slowly lower your body till it almost touches the floor and push back up. If you find this a bit too easy you can easily add some weight. Load up a backpack with some heavier items for a bigger challenge.
For this exercise you will need two steady surfaces to hold your weight. I typically use two chairs but you can use whatever you want.
Make sure you are steady and comfortable, lift your legs up and place all of your weight on your upper body and lean forward. Lower yourself down slowly until your chest is level with your hands. Push back upward but do not lock your elbows, repeat.
You typically get much more muscle growth from lying tricep extensions so this is our next exercise. If you created a backpack weight pack you will need it for this exercise, if you did not create one do it now.
While laying with your back on the ground, lift the weighted backpack above your head. Make sure your arms are fully extended. You are going to slowly lower the weight towards your forehead while also keeping your elbows in close to your body. Now, slowly raise the weight back up to your starting position. Repeat for reps.
Working Out At Home
There you have it. A nice and simple tricep routine that almost anyone can do at home. Granted this is no replacement for a “real” workout but in a pinch will get the job done.
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