Barbell Lying Triceps Extension: Muscles Worked & Technique

Barbell Lying Triceps Extension

Muscles Worked in Barbell Lying Triceps Extensions

Muscles worked by lying triceps extension

Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Barbell Lying Triceps Extensions

  • Lie down on a bench which your head close to the edge. Hold a barbell with a close grip, and lift it up to straight arms over yourself.
  • Lower the barbell down behind your head. Try to keep the same distance between your elbows throughout the movement.
  • Reverse the motion and extend your arms again.


Lying triceps extension is a complete tricep exercise that besides extending your elbow joint also trains the triceps function to bring your upper arm down towards your midline.

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