Tricep Extension How To

Why do it?

Tricep Extension works the 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

Elbows fixed Elbows vertical Straight body Strong core

Instructions

  1. Begin with the barbell on a rack at shoulder height
  2. Grip the barbell slightly narrower than shoulder width
  3. Lift the barbell off the rack and hold it at neck height
  4. Press it above your head until your arms are straight
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  1. Lower the barbell behind your head until it reaches just above the ears, keeping the elbows in the same position
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  1. Raise the barbell back to vertical using your triceps
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