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Standing Overhead Triceps Extension

This Tricep Exercise is a Barbell Exercise and an Overhead Version of Triceps Extension

Welcome to our Standing Overhead 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:Standing Overhead Triceps Extension
Main Muscle:Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s):N/A
Exercise Type:Push, Isolation
Equipment Required:Barbell or EZ Curl Bar

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Weight Training Exercise is one of our Barbell Exercises and is a version of standard Triceps Extension

triceps extension
triceps extension

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, your back straight and your abs drawn in.
  2. Hold a barbell or EZ Curl bar about 6-8 inches apart with your palms facing up.
  3. Raise the bar over your head and slowly lower the dumbbell in an arc behind your head, towards your back.
  4. Slowly raise the bar back up to the starting position.


  1. Keep your elbows close to your head and in a fixed position during the exercise.

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