tri·​cep | \ ˈtrī-ˌsep \

Definition of tricep 

: triceps And the sad fact is that no amount of tricep dips will do anything to remedy the drooping flesh at the back of the arm when it becomes impervious to exercise.— Jeannine Stein

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This move, as the name suggests, targets the triceps. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Here's How to Do Octavia Spencer's Low-Impact Cardio Workout," 4 Oct. 2018 In strength classes resistance bands are added to the board so students can do biceps curls and triceps extensions. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "Surfing Class, No Water Required," 1 Sep. 2018 Then Thomas tore his triceps muscle in his left arm in the seventh game of the 2017 season. Terry Pluto,, "Joe Thomas leaves Cleveland Browns with honor, integrity -- Terry Pluto," 14 Aug. 2017 Logan, 33, suffered a strained triceps near the end of spring training and opened the season on the 10-day disabled list. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers designate veteran reliever Boone Logan for assignment to activate Freddy Peralta," 19 June 2018 Then, the overhead press portion adds upper-body work, requiring strength from your anterior and posterior deltoids (front and back of the shoulders), biceps, and triceps, says Mansour. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Strengthen Your Entire Body With This 1 Compound Exercise Move From Jennifer Garner’s Trainer," 23 May 2018 This plank variation energizes the chest, core, shoulders, glutes, quads, biceps, and triceps by forcing them to lift and lower your body weight., "A total-body workout that focuses on sculpted arms," 1 May 2018 This exercise strengthens and sculpts the triceps, while also engaging the core and working the biceps. NBC News, "5 exercises that target those hard-to-tone body parts," 17 May 2018 This is a more difficult version of tricep dips since your feet are off the ground. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Here's Why Parallettes, the Versatile Gymnastics-Inspired Strength Training Tool, Are Popping Up All Over Instagram," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of tricep

1940, in the meaning defined above

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