B A R B E L L O V E R H E A D T R I C E P E X T E N S I O N S
Muscles worked: Triceps
Grab a barbell or EZ-curl bar with a overhand grip and raise the weight over your head at
straight arms length and
sit down at the end of a flat exercise bench. Place your feet firmly on the floor to brace your
upper body while performing the exercise. Keeping your elbows pointing upward at all times,
slowly bend your elbows and lower the barbell to the rear of you in a semicircular arc as low as you
can go. Reverse the movement and use your triceps to return to the starting position. Hold there
for one second and contract your triceps. Repeat for the number of reps assigned.
Note You can also do this exercise while standing,
although it puts less stress on your triceps.
Don't let your torso lean back while performing this exercise. Keep it straight throughout the
entire movement. This will be sure to fully isolate your triceps. Don't cut the movement
short, work in the full range of motion. Don't jerk the weight up. Use a slow controlled movement.