Tuesday Triceps

I hope you had a nice Monday.  Mine wasn’t too bad.  Well, I tried a tofu recipe that was downright awful, but I guess it happens.  That’s what I get for not checking the reviews before whipping it up, right?

Kevin, being the sweetheart that he is, ate it without complaining; though frankly, he didn’t have to complain.  He just gave a look of relief once I admitted defeat because knowing that he wouldn’t ever have to eat it again. Fair ‘nough.

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This Saturday pic is only here to make me feel better about the sweaty pictures below. #sorryimnotsorry

Since the food wasn’t so awesome, let’s move onto fitness.  I had a lovely run on Sunday.  I don’t normally work out on Sundays, but I just genuinely wanted to run.

Yesterday’s workout was pretty good too. I love the results I’m  seeing with my current routine, and I think I’ll stick with it a while longer.  In case you missed it, here are both vague and detailed sections of my current plan.

On the arm day, I throw in some bench dips.  You’re all probably familiar with hardcore regular triceps dips and the modified version, bench dips.  I prefer to kick up the modified version just a bit by incorporating a stability ball.

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I also throw a plate on my legs while I do these in the gym for a little extra umph.  Tried this one yet?  I’m a fan.  Even though it’s not my all-time favorite move for triceps, I’m happy to rotate it into the mix.

When developing full-body plans, I like to do 2 exercises per muscle group (on average), and with area-specific plans, I go for approximately 3 exercises per muscle group (more if including compound movements).  In summary, I need a minimum of 4 for most muscle groups, but that’s just my not-a-certified-personal-trainer opinion.

  • What’s your favorite move to tone your triceps?

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19 Responses to Tuesday Triceps

  1. Nichole says:

    Can we talk about your hair?! Hello gorgeous!

    You should see my janky tricep position now. It’s the best workout and I do it every day at home, that and push-ups. I have serious upper arm issues.

  2. Dips are my fav.. but they are kinda hard to do with my legs up right now.. so I will just resort to the regular dips with all this extra weight! ha

  3. Danielle says:

    I love bench dips – I find they’re the best way for me to feel the burn in my triceps! I’ll definitely have to try it with a stability ball and some extra weight!

  4. Triceps are one of my favorite to work. I love nosebusters, or drop setting cable pushdowns with the rope!

  5. Dips are definitely my favorite tricep move, but I’ve never tried them using a stability ball. I kind of have a feeling that they’d hurt like heck. Hmm. I’m actually sitting on a stability ball as we speak, and there’s a couch behind me so I’m going to give them a shot ;)

  6. I totally hate the triceps…. lol. I’m so lazy! Thank you for still being my friend… lol.

    The dips are something I have never done much of. Maybe I should give it a shot…

  7. Triceps are the muscle I want to tone the most, but it seems to be the hardest! I need a full triceps workout plan!

  8. I’m with you — dips. So easy. I even bust them out at work a few days a week.

    If I have weights, skull crushers are good to.

    Love the va-va-voom hair!

    • Tiff says:

      Ha, thanks! It usually falls just enough be the time I get where I’m going, but when I first take out the curlers I’m always like, woah!

  9. I’m not sure I’d be able to do these triceps dips on a stability ball, but will definitely try it the next time I’m at the gym!!! I love a challenge!! :)

    p.s. Sorry to hear about the Tofu :( I hate when I put effort into cooking and it turns out bad- thing with me is mostly everything I make turns out bad!! I try to leave the cooking to my wonderful fiance! :)

  10. Ouch, that move looks painful (and awesome!). I’m focusing a little more on my triceps recently, so I may have to give this a try!

  11. Heather says:

    oohhh dips hurt so good!
    I hate when a recipe doesn’t come out right. What a trooper of a guy!

  12. oo you’ve just inspired me to blow up my balll! ps love your hair!

  13. i love tricep workouts! they are the best for sure!

  14. Jessie says:

    I think it’s safe to say that everyone loves dips. I couldn’t agree more!

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