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noun as in arm

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Your triceps muscle engages to draw your arm behind you, stretching the soft tissues of the chest like a rubber band that then releases to spring the arm forward with free, elastic energy.

Your triceps muscle, stationed on the underside of your upper arm, shortened.

One was through his bicep, and the other on his triceps, and it looked as though the bullet went straight through.

Baggy, pedestrian clothing hides their lean muscles; there are no perceptible rock-like calves, no prominent triceps or pectorals.

A typical pair of opposed muscles are the biceps and triceps of the upper arm.

In this case the biceps must exert two units of strength more than the triceps, that is, seven units.

"Set" the muscles of the arm by contracting the biceps and triceps with the utmost possible strength.

The triceps brachii is the chief antagonist of the biceps brachii.

And you find that the triceps has three origins high above its one attachment as a tendon, to give it a good strong pull.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to triceps, such as: branch, rod, wing, bender, biceps, and bough.

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