The road to perfect horseshoe-shaped triceps almost always goes through the weight room, with triceps push-downs, skull-crushers and dips. But it doesn’t need to end there, because all you really need to blast your tris is your own bodyweight and a bench.
Immediately slide your feet slightly closer to the bench and do skull-crushers with your head above the bench. Your upper arms are now closer to your torso, almost in position for a slightly angled triceps push-down. This is a perfect position to chase the same squeeze in your tris that you do on a push-down. Bang out 8 to 10 reps here (or even more if you can).
Flow right into the final move, a bodyweight close-grip push-up on the bench. Your tris are already fatigued, but with your chest offering some assistance, you can burn your tris out even more. Doas many reps as you can for this move. Then rest 2 minutes, and repeat the circuit.
Do this 4 times for a killer tricep workout. Or bang out a quick set anytime you see a bench, so your arms look a little more swole in your T-shirt.
Directions: Perform the exercises in the order below back-to-back with 2 minutes between rounds.
1. Skull-crusher, head below bench
2. Skull-crusher, head to bench
3. Triceps push
That’s 1 set. Rest 2 minutes between sets. Repeat for 4 total sets.