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Tricep Extension, Lying Barbell

Type: Arms
The lying tricep extension is an excellent exercise for developing larger triceps as it targets the tricep muscle group intensely. It can be quite a difficult exercise to get right if you are doing it for the first time, so practice with an unloaded bar first and get the technique correct before adding any weight.
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Tricep Extension, Lying Barbell Steps:

Step 1:
Lie on your back on a bench with feet firmly on the floor.

Step 2:
Maintain a straight back throughout the movement.

Step 3:
Stabilize the shoulders and extend the elbows so the bar is directly above the chest.

Step 4:
Lower the barbell by bending at the elbows and stop just above the forehead.

Step 5:
Pause briefly, extend the elbows to straighten the arms and return to the start position.

Top Tip:

  • If using a barbell, it's advisable to use a spotter or make sure you use a weight you can handle before attempting this exercise unsupervised.
  • If using a barbell you should adopt an overhand grip. This exercise can also be performed standing up.
  • The only movement should be in the elbows. Using a curl bar instead of a straight bar helps to remove some stress from the wrists and makes it easier to keep the elbows tucked in.
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