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Muscular System - Triceps Muscles

About Your Triceps Muscles

The Triceps Brachii has three heads which connect the humerus and scapula to the forearm bone called the ulna. These heads are known as the Lateral, Medial, and Long heads.

The Lateral head is located on the outward facing side of the humerus. This head is most responsible for the horseshoe shape of the Triceps.

The Medial head is located towards the midline of the body.

The Long head along the bottom side of the humerus and is that largest of the three heads.

Triceps MusclesTriceps Muscles Functions

The primary function of the Tricep is to extend the elbow (straightening the arm).

The secondary function of the Tricep is fulfilled only by the Long head of the muscle, which is the bring the arm down towards the body (adduction). The Tricep shares this function with the Latissimus Dorsi.

Triceps Muscles Exercises

Tricep Cable Pushdown
Close Grip Bench Press
Overhead Dumbbell Extensions
Tricep Dips
One-Arm Tricep Cable Pushdowns
Overhead Tricep Extensions - EZ Curl Bar
Seated One-Arm Dumbbell Tricep Extensions
Lying Tricep Extensions - Skull Crushers
Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks
Close Grip Dumbbell Press
Twisting Dumbbell Kickback
Reverse Grip Cable Press Down
Overhead Cable Tricep Extensions
Lying Dumbbell French Press

Triceps Muscles

The muscle anatomy descriptions and picture on this page were provided courtesy of Nick Nilsson.


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