Tricep Kickbacks

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

Tricep Kickbacks Instructions

  1. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing your sides. Bend slightly at the knees and hips while maintaining a straight back. Your upper half will ideally be just above parallel to the floor and your head should remain head. 
  2. To get into starting stance, keep your upper arms close to your sides and forearms pointed to the floor with the dumbbells in your hands. 
  3. While maintaining fixed upper arms, lift the dumbbells back using your tricep muscles until your arms are fully extended backwards. 
  4. Pause briefly to feel the contraction at the of the movement, then lower the dumbbells back slowly. 
  5. Repeat for desired reps. 


    • Inhale as you lower the dumbbells and exhale as you push them back.
    • Use slow, controlled movements.
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