Triceps, Please no pressdowns!!!!

Pressdowns are the most popular triceps movement. They’re great because they put you in a position that makes it easy to scope out that lingerie model doing cable crossovers. Unfortunately, that’s about all pressdowns are good for. Have you looked at the triceps of powerlifters and strongmen competitors recently? They’re plenty massive, but very few of them will waste their time on pressdowns. Now look at your average gymnasts: most have massive triceps that were built largely by doing dips and pressing motions. Ditch the pressdowns and use these instead:

* Parallel dips
* Close-grip bench presses
* Decline close-grip bench presses
* Seated EZ-bar French presses
* Decline dumbbell triceps extensions