Barbell Triceps Extension

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Barbell Triceps Extension


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Push



Position barbell overhead with narrow overhand grip.


Lower forearm behind upper arm with elbows remaining overhead. Extend forearm overhead. Lower and repeat.


Let barbell pull arm back to maintain full shoulder flexion. Exercise may be performed standing or on seat with or without back support. Either straight barbell or EZ barbell can be used.

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