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Sentinel
08-11-2008, 09:10 PM
Please tell me what tricep exercise I can do (for my 1hbh) that won't irritate my shoulder/rotator cuff.

I have been doing behind the neck dumbell raises (elbows pointing up). Not sure if this is irritating my shoulder ... (I am having some shoulder irritation when hitting forehands).

I have only some dumbells at hand.
Any other exercises specific for 1hbh'ers would be welcome.

D. Dokas
08-11-2008, 09:13 PM
sit on your bed, and put ur hands beside u, palms flat on the bed, get off the bed leaving ur hands in that position, lower urself down towards the ground and then lift urself back up this really hits the triceps if down properly

Sentinel
08-11-2008, 09:21 PM
^^^ Wait, pls don't suggest exercises that are bad for the lower back !!

superman1
08-12-2008, 12:35 AM
If close grip push-ups are too hard for your shoulders, then you've got some messed up shoulders. You can even use the dumbbells as handles on the ground to get more of an emphasis on your triceps.

AAAA
08-12-2008, 05:52 AM
At least two dozen tricep exercises here for you
http://www.shapefit.com/triceps-exercises-decline-dumbbell-tricep-extensions.html

Just pick one which doesn't put the shoulder joint in an awkward position. I do the standing one dumbbell tricep extensions. Generally if the exercise allows the shoulder joint to remain in the same position as it is when you are just standing up then you should be fine.

wyutani
08-12-2008, 05:55 AM
the best for triceps. push ups.:)

Sentinel
08-12-2008, 07:23 AM
^^ pushups have been contra-indicated by folks on this site.

El Guapo
08-12-2008, 08:07 AM
^^ pushups have been contra-indicated by folks on this site.
Those would be folks who don't know what they're talking about.

dman72
08-12-2008, 08:08 AM
Most dumbell, easy bar, and cable exercises I've used and seen put a ton of stress on the elbow joint, so..if you don't want to do narrow push ups or narrow grip bench press (basically the same movement), you're going to put stress on your elbow.

coachdavidh
08-12-2008, 12:24 PM
Here are a few dumbbell exercises you could try and see if they still irritate your shoulder:

Floor Triceps Dumbbell Extension (http://www.xlathlete.com/view_exercise.jsp;jsessionid=7A3B32A0A3468E6399AEC 5DF55C5BFB6?exercise_id=286&browse_sport_id=0)

Triceps Hammer Extension (http://www.xlathlete.com/view_exercise.jsp;jsessionid=7A3B32A0A3468E6399AEC 5DF55C5BFB6?exercise_id=247&browse_sport_id=0)

JM Dumbbell Press (http://www.xlathlete.com/view_exercise.jsp;jsessionid=7A3B32A0A3468E6399AEC 5DF55C5BFB6?exercise_id=745&browse_sport_id=0)

Supinate Pronate Triceps Extension (http://www.xlathlete.com/view_exercise.jsp;jsessionid=7A3B32A0A3468E6399AEC 5DF55C5BFB6?exercise_id=80&browse_sport_id=0)

http://www.xlathlete.com/images/top.gif (http://www.xlathlete.com)

coachdavidh
08-12-2008, 12:25 PM
BTW, forgot to mention that you can click any of the exercises above to see a video of them.

cncretecwbo
08-12-2008, 05:46 PM
BTW, forgot to mention that you can click any of the exercises above to see a video of them.

pimp your own stuff much?

anyway, id do skullcrushers if you have to, but they are isolation exercises mostly, which i dont really like

coachdavidh
08-12-2008, 08:45 PM
pimp your own stuff much?

anyway, id do skullcrushers if you have to, but they are isolation exercises mostly, which i dont really like



Hey, I'm not selling anything, and none of this is "my own" anyway. Its all free and they're videos. How else am I supposed to post them?

Anyway, I'm here to help. If you want to check them out, do so. If not, don't.

El Guapo
08-12-2008, 09:03 PM
Hey, I'm not selling anything, and none of this is "my own" anyway. Its all free and they're videos. How else am I supposed to post them?

Anyway, I'm here to help. If you want to check them out, do so. If not, don't.
I thought the link was fine. Good resource for noobs.

cncretecwbo
08-12-2008, 09:05 PM
Hey, I'm not selling anything, and none of this is "my own" anyway. Its all free and they're videos. How else am I supposed to post them?

Anyway, I'm here to help. If you want to check them out, do so. If not, don't.

its no problem, and its a good site, i just thought it was amusing, thats all.