PURPOSE OF EXERCISE: To develop the
full sweep of the triceps.
Doing this movement gives your
triceps a full look to complement the
biceps when doing a double-biceps
pose. Performing Triceps Presses
standing instead of seated allows you to
do a cheating movement and thus use
more weight. This exercise can also be
done with a cable and rope through a
floor-level pulley, which puts greater
emphasis on the long head of the triceps.
EXECUTION: (1) Grip a straight or E-Z
curl bar with an overhand grip, hands
about 10 inches apart. Stand upright and
hold the bar extended straight overhead.
(2) Keeping your elbows stationary and
close to your head, lower the weight
down behind your head as far as
possible, then press it back up to the
starting position through a semicircular