Barbell Standing Triceps Extension: Muscles Worked & Technique

Muscles Worked in Barbell Standing Triceps Extensions

Muscles worked by standing tricep extension

Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Barbell Standing Triceps Extensions

  • Grip a barbell with a close grip, and lift it up to straight arms over your head.
  • Lower the barbell down behind your head, while keeping your upper arms still and vertical.
  • Reverse the motion and extend your arms again.


Standing triceps extension is an effective exercise for isolating the tricep muscle. You can also use a dumbbell for resistance, and hold it with either one or two hands.

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