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Be honest: Are you training your triceps as often as you should? If you need to kickstart your routine, these 14 exercises will help you get there.
Ronnie Coleman and Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay are two of the biggest men to ever win the Mr. Olympia crown. We pitted these mass monsters against each other in a fantasy bodybuilding showdown.
The Masters Olympia makes its triumphant return this August. And now we know how much money is on the line for the competitors.
Fill Out Your Tris
If your body was a rock band, your triceps would be the bass player. Your legs would be on drums, biceps would be lead guitar, and calves would be the roadie — but that’s all beside the point. Few people seem to pay attention to the triceps, but they’re hard at work in nearly every lift, and they’re essential for almost every goal.
Often neglected and underappreciated, your triceps can dramatically impact your physique and your performance. It doesn’t take much work to build bigger, stronger tris, but it does take some intelligent training. Here are the best movements to put this muscular background player on centerstage.
A 300-Pound Showdown
It seems like every bodybuilding generation has its own version of the “biggest man” in the sport. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, that position was filled by Ronnie Coleman, whose massive 295-pound physique earned him eight Mr. Olympia titles from 1998 to 2005.
In 2013, Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay broke onto the scene, touting a body that rivaled Coleman’s in terms of sheer size. Elssbiay has won two Mr. Olympia titles as of February 2023 and stands out as one of the most accomplished bodybuilders of the past decade.
While fans will never get to see these two behemoths pose side by side in their primes, we’re breaking down their physiques and accomplishments to see how both competitors compare.
A Masterful Payday
After a decade-plus absence, the Masters Olympia contest will return from Aug. 26-27 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. While the complete list of participants won’t be disclosed until April 24, the contest organizers have revealed what some of the bodybuilders can potentially expect to win at the show.
Last week, it was announced that the overall prize purse for the 2023 iteration of the competition is $229,000. It’s still unclear how that money will be divvied up across all 10 divisions or if that’s just the total amount for the Men’s Open competitors. Still, it’s another sign that the Masters Olympia comeback is indeed a reality.
Eddie Hall’s Adventures in Bodybuilding
- Yes, strongman Eddie Hall is eyeing a bodybuilding debut in 2024. And to prove he’s serious, he recently showed off a bodybuilding-centric back workout on YouTube.
- The 2023 Orchid Pro Singapore bodybuilding show took place this past weekend. See who took the win and punched their ticket to the Olympia.
- The floor press is a simple and highly effective pressing variation that can be used as a primary pressing movement, accessory lift, or even by injury-prone lifters. Learn how to do it here.