What head does the tricep kickback work?

Do tricep kickbacks work the medial head?

Hit all three heads of the triceps muscle with this simple muscle-building move. … Yet very few triceps exercises actually hit all three heads (long, lateral, and medial) sufficiently. You might think accomplishing this requires a big move with big weights—perhaps a close-grip bench press or skull crusher.

What head does close grip bench work?

Whilst the tricep pushdown and dips will target specifically the lateral head of the tricep, the close grip bench press will target the medial and the lateral head also. So not only is the close grip bench press targeting more than one muscle simultaneously, but it is targeting more than one muscle.

Why triceps kickbacks are bad?

The kickbacks do not provide any kind of meaningful stretch to the triceps. … Due to the position of the elbow (which is in line with your body), kickbacks emphasize the contraction of the triceps and are completely useless when trying to stretch them under resistance.

Are tricep kickbacks better than extensions?

The More Effective (and Safer) Triceps Exercise

Triceps kickbacks are particularly efficient because the greatest resistance happens at the point of maximal contraction (i.e., at the top of the move when the arm is fully extended). “It’s what makes the exercise that much harder,” Summers says.

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