Barbell Overhead Triceps Extension

This is a classic exercise for triceps, but you should be careful and I don´t recommend it if you have lower back issues. As you imagine, holding a weight behind your head creates tension in your lower back.

Stand-up holding a barbell or e-z bar with palms facing forward and hands closer than shoulder width apart. Feet about shoulder width apart. Lift the barbell above your head until your arms are fully extended. Keep your elbows in.

Inhale. Keeping your upper arms close to your head and elbows in, lower the barbell behind your head until your forearms touch your biceps. The upper arms should remain stationary and only the forearms should move.

Exhale as you contract your triceps, extending your arms to the starting position.


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8 thoughts on “Barbell Overhead Triceps Extension”

      1. Thank you. I’ve begun taking a kimchi probiotic and just completed a gallbladder/liver juice cleanse. I was feeling pretty bad with pain in my gallbladder area. I know I have low blood sugar issues, so I’m taking simple carbs and sugars out of my diet. What a difference. I am already feeling so much better. I do well with moderate my diet for awhile, but then go crazy over the holidays and everything goes downhill from there. (frown) Thanks! Yes, I can do these. TYVM

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      2. Welcome 🙂
        If you feel better, continue that way. If you already know you´ll have a problem next holidays, try to plan your meals, smaller portions and ask your family for support those days 😉
        Big hugs!

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