Standing Overhead Triceps Extensions


Standing Overhead Triceps Extensions

This Tricep Exercise is a Barbell Exercise and an Overhead Version of Triceps Extensions

Welcome to our Standing Overhead Triceps Extensions Exercise Instruction Guide!

On this page you’ll learn how to do this version of Triceps Extensions 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 Tricep Workouts.

Have you checked out our list of the Best Tricep Exercises yet? See if this Tricep Exercise made the list.

Exercise Summary

Exercise Name: Standing Overhead Triceps Extensions
Main Muscle: Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s): N/A
Exercise Type: Push, Isolation
Equipment Required: Barbell or EZ Curl Bar

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Weight Training Exercise is one of our Barbell Exercises and is a version of standard Triceps Extensions.

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, your back straight and your abs drawn in.
  2. Hold a barbell or EZ Curl bar about 6-8 inches apart with your palms facing up.
  3. Raise the bar over your head and slowly lower the dumbbell in an arc behind your head, towards your back.
  4. Slowly raise the bar back up to the starting position.


  1. Keep your elbows close to your head and in a fixed position during the exercise.

Additional Arm Exercises and Variations:

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

  • Triceps Extensions
  • Skull Crushers
  • Tricep Dips
  • Close Grip Bench Press
  • Bicep Curl
  • Chin Ups

Now that you’ve seen the Standing Overhead Triceps Extensions, check out all of our different Tricep Exercises.

Or, check out these other pages of interest:
Rate article