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Overhead tricep extensions (Barbell)


Major muscles used

  • Triceps

Performing overhead tricep extensions (Barbell)

  • Sit on a chair or 90 degree angle bench, head up, back straight, and feet firmly on floor.
  • Hold a barbell overhead with a narrow grip, hands about 6-8 inches apart and palms facing out.
  • Keeping your upper arms in place, slowly lower the barbell behind your head as far as naturally possible. Keep your upper arms close to your head with your elbows at a "fixed-point", facing up and out.
  • Raise the barbell upward over your head until your arms are fully extended.
  • Lower the barbell behind your head in a slow, controlled manner.

Be careful

  • When lifting and lowering the barbell try not to sway or arch your back.
  • Don't let your upper arms move. Keep your elbows at a "fixed-point" throughout the exercise.
  • Don't just let the weight drop behind your head. Slowly lower the weight so that you are resisting the weights downward force.

Alternative exercises to overhead tricep extensions (Barbell)

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