Weighted tricep stretches will build you the big arms that you want.
When you start using the WLC System, you are expected to always perform a weighted stretch for your triceps after each and every triceps exercise.
You should do so throughout your WLC weight lifting cycle.
Most people don't realize that the triceps muscle makes up the majority of your upper arm.
You see people doing curls all the time, but you see those same people never doing any good tricep exercises. They have no idea what they're doing.
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Contents of this Page
- My Experience with Weighted Tricep Stretching
- How to for Tricep Stretch #1
- How to for Tricep Stretch #2
My Experience with Weighted Tricep Stretching
Stretching triceps has always been a tough area for me due to finding ones that really hit the area well. I personally think that triceps are a tough area for stretching.
It may just be me, but sometimes I have a hard time feeling the stretch unless I put all my effort into concentrating on the stretch. I think other muscles try to take over during the stretch.
If you find a good stretch for your triceps, I guarantee you will have bigger and better looking triceps in a few months. That goes for every body part after incorporating weighted stretching and WLC System principles and guidelines.
The stretch I like most is a one arm stretch.
I've tried to find other stretches because I do not like to waste time by doing only one arm at a time. I've been experimenting for a while, and I'm getting closer to finding that stretch that feels good to me.
But for now, I like to use a seated one arm stretch with a dumbell. I simply take the position as if I were doing a seated overhead triceps exetnsion and use the bottom position. That stretch really hits my triceps hard.
UPDATE: I like to use a cable system and a straight bar along with an overhead stretch. This is the best triceps stretch I have found to this day.
How to for Tricep Stretch #1
I do one arm at a time for this stretch. I always alternate arms from workout to workout to ensure that each ones gets worked first an equal number of times.
I progressively increase the weight throughout the WLC cycle for this stretch. I like to use a flat bench without any back support because I find that a seated bench gets in the way of the stretch.
You need to really concentrate during this stretch. Sometimes it's tough to feel in your triceps after a tough set, but concentration will help you find that sweet spot each and every time.
You'll get better with practice. Don't forget to stretch both arms. I've been in my own little world before and forgot to do the other arm.
Concentrate during your workout at all times.
How to for Tricep Stretch #2
I use both arms at once for this stretch. I have to be careful with this stretch because it tweaks my wrists every once in a while. I use a smith machine bar, but you can easily use a stable barbell if you'd like.
Use your body weight to put some force on your triceps. Put your head under the bar and bend your arms so that your triceps get the stretch you're looking for.
Experiment as much as you need with this stretch to get the correct position. It took me a little time to find the optimal position.
Once you find it, work on putting more force on your triceps throughout your WLC cycle. Make sure you get your hands in a comfortable position.
As always, be safe and use common sense when stretching.
Download The WLC System Manual… More Info On Loaded Stretching Within:
Within the WLC System Manual, we'll tell you more about weighted stretching and how to implement it for each of our muscle building and fat burning programs.
As with everything you do, you should always try to get better because that's how you make changes with your body.
Within the WLC System, we'll tell you how to make progress with your loaded stretching.