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Incline Triceps Extension

This Tricep Exercise uses an Incline Bench and Dumbbells to Blast your Triceps

Welcome to our Incline 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 Tricep Workouts. 

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Exercise Summary

Exercise Name:Incline Triceps Extension
Main Muscle:Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s):Deltoids
Exercise Type:Push, Isolation
Equipment Required:Dumbbells, Incline Bench

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Weight Training Exercise is a variation of standard Triceps Extension and uses an incline bench and dumbbells to isolate your triceps. It can also be performed with a barbell or EZ Curl Bar. See Barbell Incline Triceps Extension

incline triceps extension
incline triceps extension

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand and lie against an incline bench, face up with your feet firmly planted on the floor.
  2. Extend your arms over your shoulders with your palms facing each other and slowly lower the dumbbells behind your head by bending your elbows.
  3. With a controlled motion and your elbows locked in place, fully extend your arms by pushing the weight back up to the starting position.
  4. Lower the weight and repeat.


  1. Stay seated and keep your feet firmly on the floor throughout this exercise.
  2. Keep your elbow in a fixed position throughout the lift.

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