The Plank That Supersizes Your Triceps

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

Most men stick to dips and overhead extensions when it comes to working their triceps. If you want another option in your arm-sculpting arsenal, try the uneven plankā€”a core exercise that does double duty as a triceps builder. "Unlike the standard plank, you'll lift one forearm off the floor," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of musclemorphosis.com. "Now your arm is holding the bottom position of a pushup, which instantly activates your triceps." The longer you hold the exercise, the longer your triceps will be under tension. The result is more muscle growth. But fair warning: Your triceps won't be the only muscles screaming. Since you're balancing on only one forearm instead of two, your entire core has to work overtime to stabilize. Ready to try this triceps-pummeling, core-carving move?