Many lifters want to have big arms, that is well known. The big mistake that they make is that they are focusing more on building big biceps which is wrong if you want to get bigger arms. Want to have bigger arms? Then, focus on building a big triceps.
You won't build bigger triceps if you lose your time by making poor exercises choice. Isolation and cable exercises will not make your triceps to grow. To build any muscle you have to do more free weight movements.
It is not only the choice of exercises that you make, you also need to follow a muscle-building diet plan. Without consuming enough calories and macronutrients your muscles won't grow.
You don't need to do three or more triceps workouts for a week, doing that will only overtrain your triceps. One heavy triceps workout per one week will build your triceps. Triceps is already involved in all pushing movements, you need only one workout per week to directly train your triceps.
1. Close-Grip Bench Press
This is the best mass-building triceps exercise. That is because compound (multijoint) exercises are the best for muscle growth. This exercise will target all three heads of your triceps.
2. Skull Crusher
This exercise is also known as lying triceps extension. Skull Crusher exercise mostly work long and medial triceps head and it is very good for building bigger triceps.
3. Weighted Dips
Performing weighted dips on the parallel bar is better than weighted bench dips for building bigger triceps. But both exercises are great. When performing parallel-bar dips be sure not to lean forward, so you won't activate chest more than triceps, and keep elbows tight to sides.
4. Dumbbell Overhead Triceps Press
When performing overhead triceps presses, standing or seated, with dumbbell or barbell, it works the long head of your triceps. This exercise allows you to safely press heavy weight and make your triceps grow.
5. One-Arm Dumbell Triceps Extension
You can perform this exercise from seating or standing position. It is a great isolation exercise to finish your triceps workout.