Tricep Kickback

Learn how to perform tricep kickbacks correctly with instructions and video guide by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele!

How to Tricep Kickback

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Triceps

Exercise Families: Arms

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Hinge forward at the waist while keeping your knees slightly bent. Angle your torso so that it is parallel to the floor. Bend your arms to 90-degrees, elbows pointing behind you, and hands pointing towards the floor.

  2. Maintain a fixed upper arm position and contract your triceps to lift the weights until your elbows are fully extended. Pause briefly, slowly return the weights to the starting position by allowing your elbows to bend.

  3. Be sure to tighten your abs to keep your core strong and stabilize your spine. Maintain good posture with your chest held high while keeping your back arched and torso parallel to the floor.

  4. You should feel this exercise challenging your triceps, core, and lower back muscles. 

Alternative Exercises:

Elevated Dip  Tricep Kickback

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