Dumbbell Tricep Extension How To

Why do it?

Dumbbell Tricep Extension works each triceps in isolation above your head, requiring you to use your core for stability. This provides a good crossover with other vertical pushing movements where your elbows go above your head.

Form Check

Elbow fixed Elbow vertical Straight body Strong core


  1. Begin with a single dumbbell by your side
  2. Press the dumbbell above your head until your arm is straight
  3. Hold your side with the other arm to increase stability, or use it to support your elbow to keep it in a stable position
Dumbbell Tricep Extension
  1. Lower the dumbbell behind your head until your hand is at ear level, keeping the elbow in the same position
Dumbbell Tricep Extension
  1. Raise the dumbbell back to vertical using your tricep
Dumbbell Tricep Extension

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