An Exercise I No Longer Recommend
I can no longer recommend overhead tricep extensions with super heavy weight. For me, they never hurt or injured me. But, I saw my friend Jason (a Thumos community brother), using a bit less than the 120 lbs that I was using in this video, tear the shit out of his tricep and had to have it surgically repaired. Would this have ever happened to me? Who knows. But, when I reflect on what I was doing, which was an isolation exercise that stretched the tricep (with very heavy weight), I determined that the risk was not worth the reward. So, I have not done this exercise in several years now. Did I lose any tricep size? Nope. None at all. I still go way heavy, but I chose to do so on pressing movements vs isolation movements that can potentially put the triceps in a bind. And finally, you'll notice that I do not lock out the elbows with heavy weight. This is a huge key to my longevity (50 years young in July and have virtually zero aches).