🔥TRICEPS TRAINING TIP: KEEP YOUR ARMS DIAGONAL TO THE PLANE
✅ When it comes to training your triceps extensions you always want your arms to be “diagonally placed” to the plane.
🚨 That means either leaning a little bit forward when standing, or pushing your arms a little backwards if laying down (e.g. skullcrushers).
Basically, if you draw a horizontal line, you never want your arms to cut the line peroendicularly (creating two 90 degree angles) but rather at a diagonal angle < 90 degrees.
✅✅✅ Besides being the best way to fully engage your triceps safely and for the whole set of work, it’s actually a better arm leverage compared to the perpendicular one (as seen on the right).
❌❌❌ When your arm is perpendicularly placed to the horizontal plane, and the angle of your arm is reduced, your ability to engage your triceps reduces, and that can actually cause you to hurt yourself when doing the exercises.
Hopefully it makes sense. Apply this cue to your tricep trainig game and it’ll do wonders.