Tricep Kickbacks

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s) None
Equipment Dumbbell
Emphasis Isolation
Type Push

Tricep Kickbacks Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • While maintaining fixed upper arms, lift the dumbbells back using your tricep muscles until your arms are fully extended backwards.
  • Pause briefly to feel the contraction at the of the movement, then lower the dumbbells back slowly.
  • Repeat for desired reps.

Tricep Kickbacks Tips

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