Use the incline push-up to activate and strengthen the horizontal pushing muscles of your upper body until you can graduate to the standard push-up.
Tag: triceps brachii
Provided you use the safety pins, the Smith machine JM press offers a safe way to perform the JM press movement pattern, great for triceps activation.
Work the upper chest (clavicular pectoralis major), anterior shoulders and triceps using the decline push-up, a compound upper-body exercise.
Use the Smith machine incline bench press to hit your upper pectoralis major with a heavy weight if you don't have a spotter for safety.
Target your triceps brachii with the lying cable skull crusher, an isolation exercise. Keep your elbows in to avoid chest and shoulder recruitment.
The barbell JM press is a cross between the barbell skull crusher and the barbell bench press. It was invented by powerlifter JohnMark 'JM' Blakely.
The barbell skull crusher is performed by lying on a bench and lowering a barbell to your forehead while keeping your upper arms vertical.
If you don't have access to a leg curl machine, try the inverse leg curl on lat pull-down machine, an isolated pull exercise that targets your hamstrings.
Learn how to use the machine triceps extension, an isolation and push exercise, to safely and effectively build your triceps brachii.
The Smith machine standing overhead press is safer than the standard standing overhead press, which makes it useful for when you want to go heavy.
Learn how to isolate your triceps brachii with the decline EZ bar skull crusher, a popular variation of the lying triceps extension.
Unilateral exercises such as the one-arm hammer-grip dumbbell bench press are important for developing unilateral strength, balance and coordination.