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Barbell Reverse Triceps Extensions

This Tricep Exercise is a Great Triceps Extension Variation that uses a Barbell or EZ Curl Bar and Reverse Motion to Blast the Triceps

Welcome to our Barbell Reverse Triceps Extension Exercise Instruction Guide! 

On this page you'll learn how to do this version of Triceps Extension using the correct technique. Below you'll find pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of this and other Tricep Exercises so you can immediately add to your Arm Workouts. 

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Exercise Summary

Exercise Name:Barbell Reverse Triceps Extension
Main Muscle:Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s):N/A
Exercise Type:Push, Isolation
Equipment Required:Barbell or EZ Curl Bar, Bench

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Weight Training Exercise is a great variation of Triceps Extension and uses a barbell and slightly different movement to isolate your triceps. It is similar to Skull Crushers but uses a reverse grip and presses from just behind your head rather than just above your forehead. 

triceps extension
triceps extension

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Lie on a bench with your head at one end and your feet firmly on the floor.
  2. Grasp a barbell with an underhand grip so the back of your hands is facing forward.
  3. Move your arms beyond your head and keep them in a straight line.
  4. While bending only your elbows, slowly lower the bar to your chest, pause and then raise the barbell back to the starting position.


  1. Keep your elbows in a fixed position throughout the exercise.

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