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Overhead Dumbbell Tricep Extension

Seated Dumbbell Tricep Press

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How to do the Overhead Dumbbell Tricep Extension - Learn Proper Overhead Dumbbell Tricep Extension Form

  1. Step 1: With a dumbbell in hand, sit at a flat bench and plant your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Step 2: Use two hands to grasp the dumbbell in a perpendicular fashion with palms facing in and up underneath the top bell.
  3. Step 3: Carefully raise the dumbbell straight overhead for your starting position.
  4. Step 4: Inhale as you use your forearms to lower the dumbbell, keeping your arms close to your head and bending your elbows completely.
  5. Step 5: Exhale as you use your triceps to raise the dumbbell back to the starting position.
  6. Step 6: Repeat for a complete set.

Overhead Dumbbell Tricep Extension Variations and Overhead Dumbbell Tricep Extension Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Perform this exercise in a standing position.
  2. Variation 2: Place a dumbbell in one hand and alternate sides.
  3. Variation 3: Use an E-Z bar instead of a dumbbell.
  4. Variation 4: Use a pulley machine instead of a dumbbell.

Overhead Dumbbell Tricep Extension Tips

  1. Tip 1: To reduce risk of injury, use a spotter to hand you the dumbbell.
  2. Tip 2: Use a lower weight resistance until your triceps are stronger to avoid injury.
  3. Tip 3: Only do this exercise seated if you have back problems.

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Overhead Dumbbell Tricep Extension Training Details

The overhead dumbbell tricep extension is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the triceps and to a lesser degree also targets the .

The only overhead dumbbell tricep extension equipment that you really need is the following: dumbbells and flat bench. There are however many different overhead dumbbell tricep extension variations that you can try out that may require different types of overhead dumbbell tricep extension equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper overhead dumbbell tricep extension form is easy with the step by step overhead dumbbell tricep extension instructions, overhead dumbbell tricep extension tips, and the instructional overhead dumbbell tricep extension technique video on this page. The overhead dumbbell tricep extension is a push exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the overhead dumbbell tricep extension video, learn how to do the overhead dumbbell tricep extension, and then be sure and browse through the overhead dumbbell tricep extension workouts on our workout plans page!

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Overhead Dumbbell Tricep Extension Force Type: Push
Overhead Dumbbell Tricep Extension Mechanics Type: Isolation
Overhead Dumbbell Tricep Extension Other Names: Seated Dumbbell Triceps Press, seated dumbbell triceps extensions, french press, tricep overhead press, Overhead Triceps Extensions, Overhead Dumbbell Triceps Extensions, overhead tricep extensions
1 Review
  • Glazer
    3 months ago #

    Good exercise but can put strain on elbows.

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