Overhead Tricep Extension - Free Weight
Other types of Overhead Tricep Extension: Resistance Tube Stability Ball
Stand with your feet together and knees slightly bent. Press the dumbbell overhead with the end of the dumbbell facing up. The other hand should touch your elbow lightly and guide as a spotter to keep it from moving around.
Keep your elbow close to your head as you lower the dumbbell to a 90 degree elbow bend, then press the weight back toward the ceiling until your elbow is straight.
TIP: Keep your elbow as close to your head as you can with your chin parallel to the ground.
Variations for Overhead Tricep Extension
This can be done in various ways to keep boredom away: on a bench, ball, kneeling, or standing. It also gives your back a gentle workout and hamstrings a gentle stretch.
Sitting in an upright bench during this exercise will help keep your body stable so you can concentrate solely on working the triceps.
This is a more advanced version of tricep extension, concentrating on using stabilizing muscles and increasing flexibility.
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