Triceps Brachii

Dumbbell Seated Triceps Press(overhead)

Dumbbell Seated Triceps Press(overhead)


overhead tricep extensions are an excellent way to target all three heads, and a great exercise to add to your fitness routine. The triceps extend, or straighten, the elbow, as well as aid the shoulder muscles to extend the arm. The overhead tricep extension is an excellent exercise to work this muscle.

Start Position

Sit down on a bench with back support and grasp a dumbbell with both hands and hold it overhead at arm’s length Your palms should be facing inward All repetitions begin from this position

Movement Phases

Bend at the elbows and lower the weight behind your head Push the dumbbell upward until your elbows lock out


The dumbbell is held in a vertical position Your fingers can be interlocked around the handle (neutral grip) or around the uppermost dumbbell plate (pronated grip) this exercise may not be the best choice for people with shoulder pain

Primary: Triceps brachii

Secondary: Deltoid, forearm (wrist flexors, wrist extensors)

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