Swiss Ball Dumbbell Triceps Extension

The Swiss ball dumbbell overhead triceps extension builds strength in the triceps while improving shoulder stability. Performing the exercise on the Swiss ball, an unstable surface, actively engages the core throughout the movement.


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    Sit upright on a Swiss ball holding a pair of dumbbells and plant your feet firmly on the ground. Press the dumbbells over your head with your arms fully extended. This is your starting position.
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    Lower the dumbbells by bending your elbows. Stop when your forearms touch your biceps. Hold for one second and then return to the starting position by contracting your triceps and straightening your arms.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Slowly lower the dumbbells to feel a stretch in triceps.
  • Squeeze your triceps at the top of the movement.
  • Do not allow your elbows to move. They should stay in the same place throughout the movement.