Band overhead triceps press

The band overhead triceps press is a dynamic arm exercise utilizing a looped exercise band. It could also be performed with an exercise band with handles. It targets the triceps muscles and can be performed for time or reps, either in traditional muscle-building rep ranges such as 12-15 reps per set, or higher rep ranges such as 30, 50, or more.


  1. Band provides more resistance as muscles get closer to lockout
  2. Pressing with a neutral or rotating grip can be more shoulder-friendly than using fixed weights
  3. Overhead position targets the long head of the triceps in addition to the medial and lateral heads
  4. Excellent accessory work for presses, or a burnout during an arm workout

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Band overhead triceps press Instructions

Band overhead triceps press muscle diagram
  1. For this exercise anchor a band to the ground. We used an incline bench and anchored the band to the base, standing over the bench. Alternatively, this could be performed standing on the band.
  2. To begin, pull the band behind your head, holding it with a pronated grip and your elbows up. This will be your starting position.
  3. To perform the movement, extend through the elbow to to straighten your arms, ensuring that you keep your upper arm in place.
  4. Pause, and then return to the starting position.