Reverse triceps bench press


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Reverse Triceps Bench Press

This Tricep Exercise is a Variation of the Bench Press and Uses a Reverse Grip to Target your Triceps

Welcome to our Reverse Triceps Bench Press Exercise Instruction Guide! 

On this page you’ll learn how to do this version of the Bench Press using the correct technique. Below you’ll find pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of this and other Tricep Exercises so you can immediately add to your Arm Workouts.

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Exercise Summary

Exercise Name: Reverse Triceps Bench Press
Main Muscle: Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s): Chest
Exercise Type: Push, Isolation
Equipment Required: Barbell, Bench

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Weight Training Exercise is a variation of the Bench Press, but specifically targets your triceps using a reverse grip. Get comfortable with the movement before adding significant weight. 

Another Bench Press variations that also targets your triceps is the Close Grip Bench Press.

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Lie on a flat bench with your head at one end and your feet placed firmly on the floor.
  2. While grasping a barbell with a reverse grip (palms facing your head) about 16 inches apart, move the bar over your chest just below your nipples.
  3. Extend your arms fully by pressing the weight.
  4. Lower the bar to the starting position and repeat.


  1. Before your first set, get comfortable with this movement by using only the bar or a very light amount of weight.

Additional Tricep Exercises and Variations:

Check out some of our other popular Arm Exercises and Variations:

  • Close Grip Bench Press
  • Skull Crushers
  • Tricep Pushdown
  • Tricep Kickback
  • Triceps Extension
  • Tricep Dips

Now that you’ve seen the Reverse Triceps Bench Press, check out all of our different Tricep Exercises. 

Final Related Pages:

Or, check out these other pages of interest:

  • Weight Training Exercises Main Page
  • Tricep Exercises Main Page 
  • Tricep Workouts and Bicep Workouts
  • Best Tricep Exercises
  • Barbell Exercises / Body Weight Exercises / Cable Exercises / Dumbbell Exercises

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