How To Do Tricep Overhead Extensions

Tricep Overhead Extension

Tricep Overhead Extension is an exercise that uses dumbbells to strengthen and tone the triceps for strong, sculpted arms. If you are sick of your arms wiggling and waving even when your hand has stopped, then this move is for you. Many people complain that as they age their upper arm starts to sag. There is a way to combat this from happening to you. If you learn how to do Tricep Overhead Extension you will have one very simple way to strengthen and tone your upper arms and keep the from looking like Grandma Nellie.

When you learn how to do Tricep Overhead Extension we suggest you start with lighter weights. It is extremely important you learn how to do this move properly and with full range of motion. If the weights are too heavy you will be inhibited from this. Start light, go full range, then add heavier weights as you feel more confident in your ability to do it properly.


Tricep Overhead Extension can be part of an overall body workout or you can pair it with other great tricep exercises such as the Tricep Kickback for a superset and to double up on your upper arm. These two moves together are a powerhouse way to keep your arms tight, sculpted and ready for anything! In addition, check our our workout Top 6 Moves To Prevent Flabby Arms.

1) Standing with feet hip distance apart holding dumbells straight overhead and keeping your spine long and abs tight.

2)  Bend elbows lowering dumbbells behind the base of the head. Keep your elbows hugging in towards your head and pointing forward. Then extend your arms long returning to your starting position working the triceps.

Targets: triceps, back, shoulders

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