Seated overhead barbell triceps extension exercise

Overhead barbell triceps extension

Exercise details

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

Starting position

  1. Sit on a bench or a chair with back support holding a barbell using a narrow pronated (overhand) grip.
  2. Press the barbell over your head.


  1. Keeping your elbows close to your head, exhale as you bend your elbows and lower the barbell behind your head in a semicircular motion.
  2. Inhale as you reverse the motion and push the barbell back overhead.
  3. Repeat.

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