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Standing Overhead Barbell Triceps Extension

Also known as French Press.

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Standing Overhead Barbell Triceps Extension Images

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Guide

Standing Overhead Barbell Triceps Extension muscle diagram

  1. To begin, stand up holding a barbell or e-z bar using a pronated grip (palms facing forward) with your hands closer than shoulder width apart from each other. Your feet should be about shoulder width apart.
  2. Now elevate the barbell above your head until your arms are fully extended. Keep your elbows in. This will be your starting position.
  3. Keeping your upper arms close to your head and elbows in, perpendicular to the floor, lower the resistance in a semicircular motion behind your head until your forearms touch your biceps. Tip: The upper arms should remain stationary and only the forearms should move. Breathe in as you perform this step.
  4. Go back to the starting position by using the triceps to raise the barbell. Breathe out as you perform this step.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: Another way to perform this exercise is to use dumbbells or a triceps blaster bar. You can also use cables with a bar or rope attachment.