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

Muscles Worked in Barbell Standing Triceps Extensions

Muscles worked by standing tricep extension

Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Barbell Standing Triceps Extensions

  1. Grip a barbell with a close grip, and lift it up to straight arms over your head.
  2. Lower the barbell down behind your head, while keeping your upper arms still and vertical.
  3. 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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