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Dumbbell One-Arm Triceps Extension

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Triceps
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Dumbbell One-Arm Triceps Extension Guide

Main Muscle: Triceps

  1. Grab a dumbbell and either sit on a military press bench or a utility bench that has a back support on it as you place the dumbbells upright on top of your thighs or stand up straight.
  2. Clean the dumbbell up to bring it to shoulder height and then extend the arm over your head so that the whole arm is perpendicular to the floor and next to your head. The dumbbell should be on top of you. The other hand can be kept fully extended to the side, by the waist, supporting the upper arm that has the dumbbell or grabbing a fixed surface.
  3. Rotate the wrist so that the palm of your hand is facing forward and the pinkie is facing the ceiling. This will be your starting position.
  4. Slowly lower the dumbbell behind your head as you hold the upper arm stationary. Inhale as you perform this movement and pause when your triceps are fully stretched.
  5. Return to the starting position by flexing your triceps as you breathe out. Tip: It is imperative that only the forearm moves. The upper arm should remain at all times stationary next to your head.
  6. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions and switch arms.

Variations: You can also do this using a rope instead of a dumbbell.



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Sep 23, 2013 10:36 AM: A very great exercise.



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Feb 14, 2013 9:21 PM: When done correctly (perfect form and correct weight) is an excellent workout.



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Jan 6, 2013 3:31 AM: Killer on the triceps but works well.



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Feb 11, 2011 5:35 PM: don't overdo it but as long as you pick a fairly heavy weight (for whatever your level of strength is), I think this is very effective



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Jul 19, 2010 2:58 PM: One of the best for balancing the strength between the two arms!



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10/10

Jun 30, 2010 5:31 PM: I LOVE THIS EXERCISE, I DO IT AT THE END OF THE WORKOUT TO EXPLODE MY TRICEPS! YEAH!

BEST EXERCISE lml



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Review: Dumbbell One-Arm Triceps Extension

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Mar 5, 2010 8:37 AM: I have tried alot of tricep exercises and this seems to be the best.



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Feb 17, 2010 1:12 PM: these are sick



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Dec 20, 2009 7:18 PM: got the fat off my arms in no time



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