Standing barbell overhead triceps extension

The standing barbell overhead triceps extension is an isolation movement targeting the triceps. The overhead position targets the long head of the triceps in particular. This movement is generally performed for moderate to high reps as part of the arms-focused portion of a workout. If holding a straight bar bothers the wrists or elbows, it can alternately be performed with an EZ-bar or neutral-grip bar.


  1. Hits all three heads of the triceps
  2. Requires core strength and good lumbar positioning
  3. Can also be done seated or using alternative bars for comfort
  4. Can be loaded heavily

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