Overhead Tricep Extension - Resistance Tube
Other types of Overhead Tricep Extension: Free Weight Stability Ball
Step on the end of the tube with the back of your left heel and one handle in your left hand. Your other foot should be slightly forward. Engage your abs and bend your knees softly.
Press your left elbow straight over your shoulder then continue to straighten your arm towards the ceiling. Bend your arm to a 90 degree angle keeping your elbow next to your head. Return to the straight arm position and squeeze your triceps.
TIP: If you have a rotator cuff injury, omit this exercise and use a lightweight dumbbell instead. Keep your spine in neutral and at the same angle throughout the exercise. Squeeze your tricep and rear deltoid as you hold your arm straight.
Variations for Overhead Tricep Extension
This is one of the best posture promoters to help get rid of slouched posture.
This variation is more versatile because you can do it no matter what height your fixture is for securing your tube.
This requires a place to secure the tube if you do it with two arms at a time, but it can also be done one tricep at a time by holding one end above your head and the other end down by your hip.
If you have an assist strap or a high fixture where you can secure the tube, this is a great exercise for the whole triceps. It gives your back more of a rest than other triceps exercises since you are not bending forward.
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