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Standing Towel Triceps Extension

This Unique Tricep Exercise is Requires a Towel and a Partner but blasts the Triceps

Welcome to our Standing Towel Triceps Extension Exercise Instruction Guide! 

On this page you'll learn how to do this version of the 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 Towel Triceps Extension
Main Muscle:Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s):N/A
Exercise Type:Push, Isolation
Equipment Required:Towel, Partner

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Weight Training Exercise is a unique tricep exercise that requires a partner and a towel to isolate the triceps. The new motion and resistance will help you build bigger arms by blasting the triceps. 

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 towel or rope facing up behind you neck in back of your head.
  3. Have a partner hold the towel taught during the exercise so the resistance is constant.
  4. Lower your forearms down until they reach your biceps, then slowly raise your arms back up to starting position.


  1. Keep your elbows close to your head during the exercise.

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