One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of several muscles having three points of attachment at one end, particularly (also triceps brachii /ˈbrākēˌī, -kēˌē/) the large muscle at the back of the upper arm.
- ‘Then the biceps relaxes and the triceps contracts to straighten the elbow.’
- ‘I want to thicken my back and improve the sweep of my quads and upper pecs, and I'll work on my triceps, too.’
- ‘To maintain control of the rep, simply keep your triceps muscle contracted.’
- ‘She squeezes her triceps to reverse the movement and contracts the muscles hard at the top.’
- ‘If you have the time to give biceps and triceps a day of their own, that's awesome.’
- ‘Occasionally the medial head of the triceps extends distally to form an arch across the ulnar groove.’
- ‘I prefer to team up triceps and biceps movements in supersetting my own arms.’
- ‘Overhead exercises activate your triceps differently than pressing movements.’
- ‘He is not just a football player intimidating opponents with biceps and triceps.’
- ‘I did chest, shoulders and triceps on day one and legs, back and biceps the following day.’
- ‘Palpation of the soft tissues begins with the biceps and triceps muscles.’
- ‘The three heads of the triceps muscle join at one common tendon just below your elbow.’
- ‘The rotating French press is a terrific triceps toner because it really isolates the triceps muscle.’
- ‘Keep your elbows against your sides, so that all of your power comes from your upper triceps.’
- ‘It's a thin scar six inches long tracing a curve from his forearm toward his triceps muscle.’
- ‘These will ensure that each of the three heads of the triceps muscle gets its proper due.’
- ‘All of these factors make it easier to focus on your triceps, biceps and forearms than, say, your lats.’
- ‘We collected new data on measurements of the skinfold at the triceps.’
- ‘This will make sure you place maximum load on the triceps throughout the entire range of motion.’
- ‘For instance, a triceps dip is a wonderful exercise using your body weights.’
Late 16th century: from Latin, literally ‘three-headed’, from tri- ‘three’ + -ceps (from caput ‘head’).
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