Tricep Extension

What is a Tricep Extension?

The Tricep Extension is an isolation movement that helps develop and strengthen the triceps, the muscles that run along the back of your upper arm. You can practice this exercise standing or sitting on a bench for back support.

How do you do a Tricep Extension?

  • Step 1

    Begin standing, holding a dumbbell with both hands straight overhead.

  • Step 2

    Bend at your elbows and drop the dumbbell slowly behind your head before driving through your triceps to return the weight directly overhead.

How do you modify a Tricep Extension?

  • Tricep Extension for Beginners

  • Advanced Tricep Extension

  • Tricep Extension for Weak Lower Back

  • Tricep Extension for Weak Wrists

What are the benefits of a Tricep Extension?

  • Arm Strength

  • Tricep Strength

  • Arms Stretch

Expert opinion

Tricep extensions are one of the top movements to gain lean muscle in your triceps and tone and define your arms.
Paul Rahn,SWEAT in Chicago

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