Incline Barbell Extensions

Exercise Tips

  • Perform exercise with a spotter- they will hand you the barbell
  • Keep your elbows in to maximize the use of your triceps
  • Keep your feet planted on the ground at all times to avoid slipping

Incline Barbell Extensions

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

Muscle Group



2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Incline Bench, EZ Bar

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Triceps

Equipment: Incline Bench, EZ Bar

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Triceps

Starting Position: Position yourself face up on the incline bench, one leg one each side of it and feet flat on the floor. Hold an EZ bar in both hands with an underhand grip, hands about 6 inches apart. Start with the barbell behind your head, elbows pointing to the ceiling.

  1. 1 Slowly raise the bar above your head until your arms are fully extended, keeping your elbows tucked close to your head.
  2. 2 Slowly return your arms to the starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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