Question: After hard climbs, my triceps get sore. I lift weights in the off-season, but my painful triceps muscles come back every summer when I begin riding big hills. What’s the solution? — Gary P.
Coach Fred Matheny Replie: It’s a little strange that tough climbs strain your triceps.
Usually triceps get sore after long, steady rides that require leaning on the handlebar for extended periods. Climbing is more apt to cause sore biceps from pulling on the bar.
I think you’ll solve your problem if you continue triceps exercises during the season.Pushups, dips, and dumbbell presses work well.
If you need more work, try triceps extensions to really concentrate on these muscles.