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Standing Dumbbell Triceps Overhead Extension

Standing Dumbbell Triceps Overhead Extension

This exercise is very famous and really good for your triceps. You only need a dumbbell or resistance band.
Stand in a split-stance position holding a dumbbell with one hand. Contract your abdominal muscles and maintain it throughout the exercise. Your head and neck should be aligned with your spine.
Exhale and press the dumbbell overhead. Your elbow is pointing to the ceiling and it´s straight but not locked. Maintain your balance. So, don´t change the position of your head, torso, or feet.
Inhale as you bend your elbow in a slow and controlled way, lowering the dumbbell behind your head. Do not allow the upper arms to move. Continue to bend the elbows until your upper arms begin to move backward. Be careful with the back of your head.
Try to keep your upper arms perpendicular to the floor throughout the exercise and your elbows shoulder-width apart.

17 thoughts on “Standing Dumbbell Triceps Overhead Extension

  1. Should this exercise be done if you have back problems? What does it strengthen?

    1. It depends on the injury and the dumbbell´s weight :) If the pic with the arrows and the link didn´t made clear what this works, I´m sorry ;)

      1. LOL. I just saw the pic and not the arrows. Please excuse the oversight. It works fine. Okay, I will try this one with light weights. I’ve had years of back problems and I’m always concerned about doing something that could cause injury.

      2. Hehe, I´ve colored the muscles but some were not “red” enough so, I´ve tryed with arrows :)
        With light weights you shouldn´t have problems if you don´t do funny things with your back ;)

      3. Okay, perfect. Thank you for explaining.

      4. Great! My pleasure :)

  2. I like the look of that exercise. I’ll use it in my nightly exercises in a little while and I’ll let you know how I get on.

    1. I was planning to do some tricep dips tonight but, instead, used this overhead extension. I love it.

      1. I love to hear that :)
        Be careful with the back of your head, I can´t remember how many times I have hit myself because I was thinking on whatever instead paying attention :D
        Big hug, my friend!! Keep training and eating healthy, you´re doing great!!!

      2. Cheers. Six pounds in four weeks. I have to keep it going.

      3. Cheers! Great work, Harry!

      4. Thank you.

    2. Great! Thank you, Harry :)

  3. Love using two hands on this.

    1. Good!! :-) Keep a good posture, it’s easier to arch our back with two hands and more weight ;-)

    1. Thank you ;-)

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