I use a lying tricep press (aka French press) as my main tricep exercise. Similar to using the flat bench press as my main chest exercise. I always use a curl bar for the press. Anyone use a different exercise for the main part of their tricep workout? Anyone vary this exercise with dumbbells and/or barbell?
Lying on the ground inactivates the lower body and decreased your range of motion. In turn, the exercise is an effective horizontal upper body pushing exercise ('chest' exercise). Because you cannot create force the same way you would lying on a bench, your load would be decreased. As a result, this exercise wouldn't be your dominant upper/horizontal/push exercise, but the load would still be heavy enough to effectively work your triceps.
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