How to Do Barbell Lying Triceps Extension: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

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

  1. 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.
  2. Lower the barbell down behind your head. Try to keep the same distance between your elbows throughout the movement.
  3. Reverse the motion and extend your arms again.


The 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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