This exercise increases strength and muscle growth in the triceps. The static pause improves muscular endurance in the targeted area.
Lie on your back on a flat bench. Grasp an EZ-Bar with an overhand grip shoulder-width apart and hold it above your chest with arms fully extended.
Lower the bar by bending the elbows at a 90- degree angle until bar is just above the forehead. Hold this position for as long as possible (up to 40 seconds). After the static hold push bar back up to start position.
Do not arch your back or lift your head during the movement.
Be mindful to choose the appropriate weight for this exercise as you will be lowering the bar towards your head.
When finishing the set, carefully place the EZ-Bar on the chest, sit up, and remove the bar from your lap.