Sumo Body Weight Exercise for Triceps

by Brad Pilon

In keeping with this weeks promotion for Craig Ballantyne’s body weight workouts (see them here –>, I want to introduce you to another great body weight exercise that is excluded from most body weight programs…

This is one of those ‘get the reps in’ type of exercises where you want to build up to doing 10, 15 even 20 minutes at a time.

I burrowed this from Sumo training. It’s called ‘Teppos’ but we’ve adapted it to be a triceps exercise.

See below



Mike T Nelson April 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Thanks for the video Brad!

I like doing the stagger type work with the upper body as you showed there since in real life we are rarely in a perfect symmetrical position.

Rock on
Mike T Nelson PhD(c)

Rick Johnson April 14, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Nice. Thanks, Brad.

Hakeem April 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Good stuff! Keep the videos coming!

Aaron April 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm

hey this exercise creates a great pump! Awesome post! Will definitely incorporate this next workout. Hey check this guy out. He’s got some killer moves. He’s not the biggest guy around but he’s definitely up there for having super human strength. Just something I thought coould contribute to the stellar bodywegiht posts.

bart April 15, 2011 at 12:11 am

simple exercise , but I felt the muscles a lot
thx Brad

Alex April 15, 2011 at 5:35 am

Brad,how much repetitions should i do with this exercise and how many times a day,as it is very easy.And what gains shoul i espect,or this is more of mobility exercise?

adel April 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

woooow it is so simple all triceps exercise is so hard to do thanks

Brad Pilon April 15, 2011 at 10:37 pm

You can increase the difficulty by driving more of your weight through your legs into your arms, but for now, just get used to the flow of the movement.

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