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One of the many trends in fitness these days is for every workout to have a clearly stated “functional” purpose. For example, Monday is lower-body pure strength and core stability, Tuesday is upper-body pull and gymnastics skill work, and so on. Fine. Even though we historically set trends at M&F, we’ll play along and follow one for a change.
Today, the objectives are upper-body push strength, triceps hypertrophy, and carving out a badass pair of horseshoes. Clear enough? How about functional? Those who say no have probably never had a decent set of triceps.
This workout will get you headed in that direction with classic no-nonsense exercises and an equitable blend of heavy weight/low reps and light weight/high reps, plus intensity-boosting dropsets and rest-pauses that will leave your triceps with no option but to grow.
Note: For the bench dip exercise in the following workout, use this formula for maximum gains: