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Don’t be deceived by my title. I’m not challenging you per se to a real triceps challenge.
But your triceps will be challenged with this new upper body workout!
Any kind of triceps push-up is a big challenge for me. So much so that I haven’t really challenged myself to do them… at all. Except for the triceps dips on a bench, I do those pretty frequently. For the traditional triceps push-up, I have to do them from my knees if I want to do more than one.
Let’s face it, getting one done with good form on my toes is a pretty incredible feat!
I didn’t want to set a certain number of push-ups for each triceps exercise because I know that they are difficult to do, and didn’t want to feel ‘defeated’ by them. Instead, I did them to failure – which only leaves room for improvement the next time I do this workout.
All these moves can be done with your favorite set of dumbbells!
Want to know these moves?
Bent over row
Triceps push-ups (or Sphinx push-ups)
Dumbbell pullover – Lying on bench, hold dumbbell over your head. Move arms backward until dumbbell is even with bench, then raise again. (couldn’t find images for this one)
Posterior raises (I didn’t use a bench for these)
Triceps dips (don’t necessarily have to prop your feet up for this one)
How many triceps push-ups can you do? Which is your favorite variation?