Dumbbell Extensions

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your body straight while doing the reps, only bend your elbows
  • Be careful not to reach too far behind your head

Dumbbell Extensions

This exercise targets your triceps and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Triceps

Equipment: Dumbbell

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Triceps

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a dumbbell vertically with one hand over the other under the large lip. Extend your arms straight up above your head.

  1. 1 Slowly bring the weight behind your head, bending your elbows and keeping them tucked close by your head. Stop when your elbows are just past 90 degrees.
  2. 2 Slowly return your arms to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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