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Tricep Kickback

This Tricep Exercise is one of our Dumbbell Exercises and is a Classic Exercise to Isolate the Triceps

Welcome to our Tricep Kickback Exercise Instruction Guide! 

On this page you'll learn how to do this dumbbell exercise 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:Tricep Kickback
Main Muscle:Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s):N/A
Exercise Type:Push, Isolation
Equipment Required:Dumbbells, Bench

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Weight Training Exercise is one of our Dumbbell Exercises and is a classic arm exercise that isolates your triceps. 

tricep kickback
tricep kickback

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Stand along the side a flat bench and bend your left knee and place it on the bench.
  2. Next, place your left hand on the bench for support, keep your back at a 45 degree angle.
  3. Hold a dumbbell in your right hand and place your right foot on the floor.
  4. Bend your right arm so that your biceps and triceps are parallel to the bench and your forearms are perpendicular.
  5. With a controlled motion, kick the dumbbell back and fully extend your arm so that it is parallel to the bench.
  6. Complete the prescribed number of repetitions, switch arms and repeat.


  1. Keep your elbow in a fixed position close to your body throughout the exercise.

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