2 Tricep Workouts Women Should Never Do!

2 Tricep Workouts Women Should Never Do!

There are two specific tricep workouts women are told to do in every gym, absolutely every day. But they truly are tricep workouts women just shouldn’t be doing – they are pretty ineffective and I wouldn’t recommend either of them.

tricep workouts women shouldn't do

If you are interested in toning your upper arms and you want to achieve definition or even if you just want to lose some upper arm fat, then please don’t waste your time with these exercises.

I will tell you how these exercises are performed correctly however, just in case you still wish to carry on with them, but I will also tell you why you shouldn’t bother.


2 Tricep Workouts Women Should Never Do!

Tricep Kickbackstricep workouts women shouldn't do

  • Stand facing the bench, and then place your right knee and left hand on the bench.
  • Your back should be flat and parallel to the bench.
  • Take hold of a dumbbell with your right hand and then raise your arm up, so that your upper arm is parallel to the floor, and your forearm is hanging straight down towards the floor, with your palm facing in.
  • Raise the dumbbell straight back until your arm is almost straight, whilst being careful not to lock your elbow.
  • Bring the dumbbell back down, keeping your upper arm parallel to the floor.
  • Repeat, and then change sides.

I really wouldn’t recommend that you do this exercise because:

  1. It is inefficient because it only works one arm at a time.
  2. It is very hard to maintain the correct form because of the position your body has to be in.
  3. It is almost impossible to use heavy weights with your arm in this position.


Tricep Dipstricep workouts women shouldn't do

  • Place your hands on the edge of a gym bench, with your feet on the floor so that your body is in the sitting position but you aren’t sitting on anything.
  • Hold your chest up and pull your abs in tight.
  • Inhale and then dip your upper body by flexing at your elbows.
  • Exhale as you push yourself back up with your arms straight.

This is without doubt, the most recommended exercise for toning the triceps.

Unfortunately however, it puts so much stress on the shoulder joints, putting them in an extremely unstable position – it just isn’t worth it!


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