Single-Arm Dumbbell Overhead Triceps Extension

The dumbbell overhead triceps extension is a single-joint exercise that targets the triceps while increasing stability throughout the core and the shoulder regions.


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    Brace core and begin with feet shoulder-width apart. Grab a dumbbell with one hand and position it behind head with elbow flexed to 90 degrees. The opposite hand should be placed firmly on hip.
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    Contract tricep and press dumbbell upwards until arm becomes fully extended. Pause and return weight back to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Weight should move in a controlled manner.
  • Chin should remain parallel to floor and core braced throughout duration of exercise.