She turned 44 last September, and 2010 was her seventeenth year competing in the IFBB Pro League, and yet last year was one of the best for the Venezuelan-born Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia. She won the Phoenix Pro and finished second to the incomparable Iris Kyle in both the Ms. International and Ms. Olympia. Now as she prepares for her eighteenth year as a pro (holy crap!) and, on March 5, her fourteenth Ms. International (holy crap!), this winner of the 2005 Ms. Olympia and 2008 Ms. International, serves up some tri tips and a typical triceps routine.
YAXENI’S TRI TIPS
- “For a maximum pump, keep rest between sets to less than one minute and do reps in the 15-25 range.”
- “Despite doing relatively high reps, always use the heaviest weight possible.”
- “To better bring out the shape and details of the triceps, I do only high-rep cable exercises before contests.”
ORIQUEN’S TRICEPS ROUTINE
|Lying triceps extensions||4||12-15|
|Overhead barbell extensions||4||15-20|