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

Dumbbell Standing Triceps Extension exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Dumbbell Standing Triceps Extensions

Muscles worked in Dumbbell Standing Triceps Extension

Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Dumbbell Standing Triceps Extensions

  1. Lift a dumbbell up to a straight arm over your head.
  2. Lower the dumbbell down behind your head, while keeping your upper arm still and vertical.
  3. Reverse the motion and extend your arm again.


The standing triceps extension is an effective exercise for isolating the tricep muscle. Common variations of this exercise is to use a small barbell or a heavier dumbbell which you hold with both hands.

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