Standing Tricep Extension

Learn how to perform overhead tricep extensions with video and instructions by SHOCK App trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Overhead Tricep Extension

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Triceps

Exercise Families: Arms

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand in good posture with your feet positioned hip-width apart. Lift your arms and bend at the elbow to position a dumbbell behind your head.

  2. Tighten the back of your arms to extend both elbows pulling the dumbbell overhead. Pause, hold the up-position briefly, and lower the dumbbells to the starting position.

  3. Continue the overhead tricep extensions for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  4. You should feel this exercise challenging your arms and triceps. 

Alternative Exercises:

Tricep Dip  Tricep Push-Up

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