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mutantcolors
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You are really missing my point here.

Browndisaster was confused as to why kickbacks leave him sore when dips are well known to recruit more tricep fibers. I explained the likely reason.
The rest is bonus material. Take it, leave it, be confused, I don't care.

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Majin
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Bauber wrote:
I am still confused for what goal tricep kickbacks are good for that other movements can't do better?


How else are you gonna learn to kick with your arms?

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Lonnie123
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Tricep kick backs are one of the ONLY arm exercises that not only allow you to stand right in front of the DB rack when doing it, but have the added bonus of allowing you to physically block the walkway between you and the DB rack by using your hand as a brace on the rack itself, thus maximizing the amount of annoyance you can inflict on your fellow gym goers.

This is where it is advantageous over an exercise like a DB Overhead Extension, especially two handed varieties where you cannot physically block people from passing front of you as many gym goers seem to have as a high priority.

Secondarily, much like a tramp stamp lets gentlemen at the club know a gal is definitely DTF, a tricep kickback allows serious gym goers the ability to tell from across the room if a trainee is DTF in the gym (Destined To Fail)

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My tricep kickback brings all the boys to the dumbbell rack.....


I don't know why people do those period. All you need is a neutral grip barbell ( I don't even know what they're called - at my gym they call it the Beth bar because I swear by its efficacy in increasing tri strength for bench press).

And a set of parallel bars/gymnast rings. And the floor. Boom. Oh wrap a chain around your waist and attach plates to it for dips.

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Stop ruining a good thread.

C: There are too many people dishing out advice on here (and other forums) that shouldn't because they are not advanced enough. It is not hard to spot those you repeat what they have read somewhere on the net, rather than speaking from experience.

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theBeth wrote:
My tricep kickback brings all the boys to the dumbbell rack.....


I don't know why people do those period. All you need is a neutral grip barbell ( I don't even know what they're called - at my gym they call it the Beth bar because I swear by its efficacy in increasing tri strength for bench press).

And a set of parallel bars/gymnast rings. And the floor. Boom. Oh wrap a chain around your waist and attach plates to it for dips.


Beth beat me to it. This right here. The only people I see doing kickbacks in the gym, are the girls with the pink dumbells - sometimes red if they upgraded the weight - and the guys who don't know what they are doing.

Have there been any recent videos of pro's even doing kickbacks as they prep for the O? Just seems like one of those exercises that caught on somewhere but don't really do much. Beth, by all means, you and the other ladies should continue to do them, but merely for the sake of the average test level in the gym. Thank you for your contribution!

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ryanbCXG
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Quasi-Tech wrote:
theBeth wrote:
My tricep kickback brings all the boys to the dumbbell rack.....


I don't know why people do those period. All you need is a neutral grip barbell ( I don't even know what they're called - at my gym they call it the Beth bar because I swear by its efficacy in increasing tri strength for bench press).

And a set of parallel bars/gymnast rings. And the floor. Boom. Oh wrap a chain around your waist and attach plates to it for dips.


Beth beat me to it. This right here. The only people I see doing kickbacks in the gym, are the girls with the pink dumbells - sometimes red if they upgraded the weight - and the guys who don't know what they are doing.

Have there been any recent videos of pro's even doing kickbacks as they prep for the O? Just seems like one of those exercises that caught on somewhere but don't really do much. Beth, by all means, you and the other ladies should continue to do them, but merely for the sake of the average test level in the gym. Thank you for your contribution!


JM does look like girl ;)

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I haven't done kickbacks more than a few times, but will add them into my rotation just to prove how alpha and hardcore I am.

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mutantcolors
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Hahaha, bravo sir. Bravo.

There's something about doing overhead tricep work that disengages a part of the delt that likes to assist in elbow extension...or something like that...which makes overhead work like rope or plate extensions valuable...but damn if I can remember the specifics. IDK, I have like 3,000 of those tidbits floating around in my head. I know slamming out some plate extensions toward the end wrecks me.

Okay, back on track with confessions: I am in Thailand to finish my degree and I am more interested in working out at this point in time.

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mutantcolors wrote:
Hahaha, bravo sir. Bravo.

There's something about doing overhead tricep work that disengages a part of the delt that likes to assist in elbow extension...or something like that...which makes overhead work like rope or plate extensions valuable...but damn if I can remember the specifics. IDK, I have like 3,000 of those tidbits floating around in my head. I know slamming out some plate extensions toward the end wrecks me.

Okay, back on track with confessions: I am in Thailand to finish my degree and I am more interested in working out at this point in time.

different heads of the tricep too, right?

there was a huge guy doing super light tricep kickbacks using the cable machine.

my confession:
I think heavy lifts are good in the sense that 1) they're fun 2) they are time efficient usually 3) they train your "core" and other groups that need to support that weight

but from a bodybuilding perspective, I don't think it matters that much. I.e. you can stimulate your pecs from db flyes just as effectively as you can with db benches. If you want to get big, I don't think you need to do "heavy compounds" all the time. Well you do need to use heavy compounds, but they're not a lift

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Lonnie123 wrote:
Tricep kick backs are one of the ONLY arm exercises that not only allow you to stand right in front of the DB rack when doing it, but have the added bonus of allowing you to physically block the walkway between you and the DB rack by using your hand as a brace on the rack itself, thus maximizing the amount of annoyance you can inflict on your fellow gym goers.

This is where it is advantageous over an exercise like a DB Overhead Extension, especially two handed varieties where you cannot physically block people from passing front of you as many gym goers seem to have as a high priority.

Secondarily, much like a tramp stamp lets gentlemen at the club know a gal is definitely DTF, a tricep kickback allows serious gym goers the ability to tell from across the room if a trainee is DTF in the gym (Destined To Fail)


Lol! Well played Lonnie

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Bump.. Looking for more Confessions

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I once bought 4 boxes of shortbread girl scout cookies and ate every single box and consumed almost an entire gallon of milk in under 2 hours while watching the final 2 episodes of Breaking Bad.

Then I had an epic fucking leg workout. One of my best in a long time.

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I am ending my cut. I went 10 lbs past my goal, but I still need to cut probably another 20 lbs, at least. I'm not ending it because it's too hard (carbs are basically a cup of cereal post workout at this point), or because the gym is boring (no gains), or because the progress has slowed so much... but because I'm sick of my girl nagging me about being ortho/antisocial.

What's weird is, we just moved here and I don't know anybody, so it's not like I'm avoiding friends... I just haven't made any yet. Also weird: she's gained weight (and lost muscle), and I haven't said anything.

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BlueCollarTr8n
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AzCats wrote:
Bump.. Looking for more Confessions


Bless me father for I have sinned....
I don't do them often; however; tricep kickbacks executed using 'peak contraction' is the only tricep movement that gives me a pump.
20x15
15x20
........what is my penance?
FTR...I do them free standing...no leaning on the rack.

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I joined the LA Fitness to look at all the Colombian, Venezuelan, Argentinan, Strippers, and all over general hotness of the all the women there in Lululemon gear and sports bras.
I told my wife "it's for the diversity of the equipment".
At least I spend less time at Solid Gold and Scarlett's.

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I am becoming a real life Big Lebowski, aka the Dude. My motivation is fading away and I just want to abide.

I think more than 3 sets of curls is public masterbation.

Deadlifting is more satisfying than masterbation.

I am becoming completely antisocial.

I would be comfortable with anarchy. I have no issue with defending my family and property. I would not hesitate to help my neighbors or do what is necessary if I was threatened.

I would join an outlaw biker gang if I had a motorcycle and knew how how to ride as long as I didn't have to deal with meth addicts.

I tried to join a biker gang by hinting that I was ok with murder. I was very drunk. It turned out the gang was a group of cops who rode.

I love technology but I believe social media is destroying culture.


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giograves
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-Tired of hearing lift, eat, sleep, repeat as the answer to all lifter frustrations.

-Embarrassed that I talk so much about the gym, but I'm still DYEL status

-Crunch member ($$$$) but joined retro fitness ($) so that I can encourage the wife to lift. I have not given up my crunch membership. Why? The chicks there are amazing and they lift with the boys, not to mention the pole dancing class peep show...

-IDK, budget gyms in the hood just have too much bros, and women afraid of dumbbells.

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Serge A. Storms
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Yesterday, I synchronized my tricep kickbacks to the beat of "Work Bitch" by Brittany Spears.

Until now, nobody knew.

I feel so much better now that I got that off my chest. Thank you for starting this thread.

After reading this thread, I promise that next time I do triceps, I'll drag the dumbbell rack into the squat rack and hump the shit out of the 100 pound dumbbells while doing tricep kickbacks to the beat of Brittany Spears.

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giograves wrote:
not to mention the pole dancing class peep show...

The cheerleaders of our CFL team practice at our gym...that's a peep show, lol.

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Brett620
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So I decided to make some friends and take the 20 lbs and 15 lb DBs and then Hog a cable station and proceed to do a hybrid of drop sets of tricep kickback variations.... Man, I pissed some people off. But, hey... "Fuck off! I'm workin' kickbacks here Bro!"

Did like 20 sets at 6:30pm.

Damn my triceps are SORE!!!

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I let my wife turn off the Blackhawks game to watch Vampire Diaries last night.

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I'm not that attracted to top female cross-fitters bodies - too muscly, abs are too defined, and their puppies look more like pecs.

Would much prefer to smash a bod like Scarlett Johansson's.

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I let my wife turn off the Blackhawks game to watch Vampire Diaries last night.

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Mizery
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1. I'm not as strong or big as I think I am.

2. I hate training my legs but I love the idea that I'm probably the only one that do (relatively) heavy squats and deadlifts in my gym. Special snowflake syndrome.

3. Sometimes I kiss my biceps when I'm at the top of chinups. I alternate kissing the right and left side to make sure both receive equal amount of love...err, I mean muscle stimulation.

4. When there's no one around, after a set of deadlift, I like to do mini twerks... I swear it helps in getting rid of the insane lower back pumps that I sometime have. I used to just lie on a swiss ball after each set but someone stole that ball from the gym.

5. I believe that I made the most drastic change in appearance when I started doing some kind of upper back/rear delt work almost everyday. Healthier shoulders and a better posture were a nice bonus.

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