Overhead Triceps Extensions

Exercise Tips

  • Do not arch your back
  • Do not sway your body back and forth to gain an advantage

Overhead Triceps Extensions

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

Muscle Group



2 days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Barbell or Medicine Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Triceps

Equipment: Barbell or Medicine Ball

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. Hold a barbell or medicine ball with both hands and place them behind your head with elbows bent and close by your head.

  1. 1 Slowly extend both arms upwards until they are nearly straight and the barbell/medicine ball is directly above your head.
  2. 2 Slowly bring your arms back to starting position, making sure not to flare your elbows.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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