EZ-Bar Overhead Triceps Extension

The EZ-Bar overhead triceps extensions increase strength in the triceps while building stability in the shoulders. The EZ-Bar provides favorable hand positioning for easing strain on the wrists and elbows. It also allow for a greater range of motion on the lower portion, which stretches the triceps and allows for more muscle growth.


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    Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, your knees slightly bent, and hold a loaded EZ-Bar with a medium, overhand grip. Press the bar directly overhead with the arms fully extended and triceps locked. This is your starting position.
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    Brace the core and bend your elbows to lower the bar behind your head until your forearms go past 90 degrees. Pause, then extend your arms back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not allow your elbows to flare outward on the way up.
  • Slowly lower the weight behind your head.
  • Don't use too much weight. You don't need to use a lot of weight for this movement to be effective.