A couple years ago, triceps were one of my weakest points. I constantly tried different exercises and protocols until I found something that worked well for me. No exercise has had as much impact on my triceps as PJR pullovers. I first learned about them from Paul Carter, and have done them every week since. There are two key benefits to this move:
- It trains the long head of the triceps harder than any other movement. The stretch you get from it is insane.
- It's elbow-friendly. Most exercises for triceps are hard on the elbows. But because you're combining both shoulder and elbow flexion/extension, your joints don't take as much of a beating.
How to Do It
- Hold the dumbbell above you like you're about to do a normal pullover.
- As you let your shoulders go into 180 degrees of flexion, flex your elbows and lower the dumbbells right behind your head. The triceps will be in a fully stretched position.
- As you come up, extend the elbows and bring the dumbbell back above you.
Do these for 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps toward the end of an upper body workout.