Standing Triceps Extension

This Tricep Exercise is a Triceps Extension Variation and uses a Single Dumbbell to Isolate your Triceps

Welcome to our Standing 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:Standing Triceps Extension
Main Muscle:Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s):N/A
Exercise Type:Push, Isolation
Equipment Required:Dumbbell

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Weight Training Exercise is a variation of standard Triceps Extension and uses a single dumbbell to isolate your triceps. The classic version of this exercise is usually done on a short-backed bench.
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To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, your back straight and your abs drawn in.
  2. Hold a dumbbell in both hands, with your palms facing up.
  3. Raise the dumbbell over your head and slowly lower the dumbbell in an arc behind your head until your forearms and spine are perpindicular.
  4. Slowly raise the dumbbell back up to the starting position by pressing the weight up and fully extending your arms.


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

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