Incline EZ bar triceps extension exercise

Incline EZ bar triceps extension

Exercise details

  • Target muscle: Triceps brachii
  • Synergists: None
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Force: Push

Starting position

  1. Holding a loaded EZ bar using an overhand grip, sit on a bench inclined at 45 to 60 degrees.
  2. Press the EZ bar overhead.


  1. Keeping your upper arms fixed, inhale as you lower the EZ bar behind your head by bending your elbows.
  2. Exhale as you straighten your elbows to return to the starting position.
  3. Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions.

Comments and tips

  • Keep your elbows close to your head. The more your elbows move away from your head, the more likely your deltoids will get involved. If your elbows move to the side while performing this exercise, the weight is too heavy.
  • Only your forearms should move. The rest of your body should be still.
  • Your upper arms should be slanted backwards a little. This slightly stretches your triceps, keeping a healthy tension on the muscle throughout the range of motion.
  • See also the seated overhead EZ bar triceps extension and incline dumbbell triceps extension.

Incline EZ bar triceps extension video

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