Originally Posted by abett07
If you had to pick one exercise to be the ultimate tricep builder what would it be ?
Presses...bench or overhead. Dips.
As far as exercise effectiveness, I don't look at things through the lens of compound/isolation. I look at which exercises have the greatest potential for progression. I also look at how easy they feel when I use them.
Dumbbell kickback? Not much room for progression. Also feels too easy. Close grip bench? A lot of room for progression, and difficult.
We each have a limited amount of time each week to workout. If I personally add in tricep work, which did happen in years past, I would add in difficult exercises...2 arm seated dumbbell extension, French press, close grips, dips.
For me the question is not...are isolations ok? For me the question is...what are the most brutal exercises that will give me the most bang for the buck?