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Triceps Extension / French Press, Overhand Grip

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required:Barbell or EZ Bar
optional:Bench, Fitness Mat
fitness level:Normal
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (6)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • beginners start with less weight, because this exercise requires the triceps alone
  • if you got used to the triceps exercise, you can increase the weight

Starting Position

  • pick up a n ez bar or barbell with over hand grip
  • lay down onto a weight bench or the ground evenly
  • the head also rests on the weight bench (ground)
  • hold the tool vertical across your shoulders, your arms are stretched
  • attention: your arms should not be fully stretched
  • your can choose whether you want to position your feet on the bench or the ground

Correct Execution

  • guide the barbell towards your forehead by bending your elbows
  • the elbows stay where they are and point to the ceiling
  • the elbows do not move outwards
  • avoid making a hollow-back
  • hand and forearm describe a line
  • then you push the weight back up again an repeat the triceps exercise