Overhead Tricep Extension

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s)
Equipment Dumbbell
Emphasis Isolation
Type Push

Overhead Tricep Extension Instructions

  1. Secure the appropriate weighted dumbbell over your head with your palms holding underneath one end of the dumbbell. Palms will face upward. 
  2. For the starting position, knees and elbows will be slightly flexed while your feet are positioned at shoulder width apart. 
  3. Start by flexing the elbows only and lowering the dumbbell behind your neck slowly. 4. Let the dumbbell go down as far you comfortably can and then raise it back up to starting position slowly through force from the tricep muscles without locking elbows at the top. 
  4. Repeat for desired reps. 


    • Maintain fixed upper arms to ensure your forearms are the main source of the movement. 
    • Focus on the isolation of the muscle and use lighter weight if necessary. 
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