Lying Tricep Extension

The Lying Tricep Extension exercise is performed on a flat bench with an EZ bar and it works the back of the arms. Alternatively this exercise can be performed using dumbbells

Primary Muscle(s): Triceps brachii

Starting Position

  • Lie on a flat bench and take a narrow overhand grip on the bar with your arms extended

Exercise Movement

  • Fix the shoulders and elbows and gently lower the bar, by moving only the forearms, until the bar reaches a position just above the forehead
  • Pause briefly, then extend the elbows, keeping them at shoulder width until the bar is at the start position
  • Repeat as necessary keeping the movement smooth and continuous

*Variation: This exercise can be performed with dumbbells*

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