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  • Can you still get a horse shoe without triceps kick-back???

    I hurt my elbow again yesterday doing triceps kick-back in a multi-set after overhead extensions and spider-curls! So, is it possible to still get a horse shoe shaped upper arm without it? Or should I perhaps just switch to deadlifts instead and forget about the horse shoe shape of the back of my arm? That’s the important question nagging me right now…


    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

    - Schopenhauer

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    i don't know what it's called, but there's a bodyweight tricep exercise that's killer. grab a bar that's maybe a little higher than waist height, bend forward slightly, lower myself down, then push myself back up. i don't know if that's good enough explanation. but it kills my triceps. go on to youtube, go onto the f0rtress' channel. look at his video "get big triceps with bodyweight exercises" or something like that. he has massive arms and everything, all from calisthenics. his triceps are massive!

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    • #3
      Dips should do the trick.

      Thats how I got my huge triceps. Emulate the best (me) and one day all this could be yours.

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      • #4
        x2 for dips. When they get easier, hook on some weight.

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        • #5
          I never do kickback-type exercises, and I have superhero-level triceps. So yes.

          Sent via A-10 Warthog

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          • #6
            Heh, you’re the man Neckhammer! Unlike you and Mr. Anthony I don’t have hyyuuuge triceps, but I can see the horse shoe clearly and some of the feather pattern! And being a greedy man, I wanted to see MOAR of the feather pattern so I changed from a 50 pound dumbbell to a 55 and wake up with pain in the left elbow the day after… I did weighted dips before tri-setting overhead extensions/spider-curl/triceps kickback for ten reps each (=30 reps) before changing arm. But today the elbow feels much better, so I guess that I don’t have to do deadlifts after all…
            "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

            - Schopenhauer

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            • #7
              Al Kavadlo has some pretty nice muscles. Maybe do the stuff he does.
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • #8
                I did kickbacks way back in the day. They always caused some dysfunctional pain. Just like my elbows hated that motion. Always did fine with tri bar push downs, overheads, reverse grip extensions, nosebusters, close grip bench, dips...... just them damn kickbacks hurt. Even though I don't work out frequently enough to worry about isolations right now, if I was to isolate I'd be leaving the kickbacks out.

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                • #9
                  You want big thick triceps then do parallel bar dips with your arms close by your sides. When you can do 10 strict slow reps with 100 lb hanging from your waist you'll have big triceps !

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by OldSchhool View Post
                    You want big thick triceps then do parallel bar dips with your arms close by your sides. When you can do 10 strict slow reps with 100 lb hanging from your waist you'll have big triceps !
                    Hey, I can do 8 with a 90 pound dumbbell hanging from my belt, and then I do 5 deep breath before doing 3 more, and then one and one until failing around 15 or 16 and then negatives until I feel that my shoulders are ready to be ripped off from my torso! My bodyweight is 218 pound so that's weight also...
                    Last edited by Gorbag; 07-22-2013, 09:12 AM.
                    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                    - Schopenhauer

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                      Al Kavadlo has some pretty nice muscles. Maybe do the stuff he does.
                      Maybe I should get some of his tattoos then...
                      "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                      - Schopenhauer

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                      • #12
                        One-arm pushups don't hurt either, but dips will put a higher load on it.

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