Meathead Multitasking: Build a Strong Functional Core While Getting Your Triceps Swole

Dustin Myers, CSCS

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Are you striving to build a strong core, but your meathead instincts want to train arms instead?

It’s time to multitask and utilize these 3 killer core movements that also hammer the triceps.

Start in a push up position with your feet on a small plate or slider.  Pike up into an “A-Frame” or downward dog position. Perform a press to the top of your head, then return to starting position.  Sets of 5-10 reps depending on ability.

Crucial for both core strength and tricep gainz. Coach Myers recommends 5g before training, and 5g after the workout is complete.

Keep your body straight and abs tight as you perform a skull crusher on a set of rings.  Once you reach the bottom, supinate your hands and bring your arms to the side of your head, creating a tremendous stretch thru the long head of the triceps.  Press and simultaneously rotate your hands as you extend back to starting position. Sets of 5-10 reps depending on ability.

Place your feet on a small plate or slider in a push up position.  Drift back and bend your elbows and drop onto your forearms.  Keep sliding back as far as possible then “pop up” to starting position.  Body should remain rigid and straight the entire time.  Sets of 5-10 reps depending on ability.