Dumbbell Standing Triceps Extension: Muscles Worked & Technique

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

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


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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