Lateral head of the triceps

lateral head of the triceps

The triceps, as they are more commonly known, is a shortened term used to describe the triceps brachii, the three headed muscle located to the rear of the upper arm. Triceps in Latin means “three heads”, and brachii means “of the arm”.

The lateral head is the outer most head, and like the other two, is responsible for the extension of the arm. Exercises which involve the extension of the arm include the close grip bench press, triceps dips, skull crushers, and cable pushdowns.


Other names

  • Arm extender
  • Triceps brachii
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