The Tricep overhead extension isolates and strengthen the triceps. This exercise also improves shoulder stability and mobility.

Tricep Overhead Extension Start Position

Start with the arms extended straight up above the head

Tricep Overhead Extension Mid Position

Stop just short of the dumbbells touching. Then extend back to the start position.


  1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart, knees soft, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Extend your arms fully and raise the dumbbells over your head.
  2. Lower the dumbbells behind your head, bending at the elbows. Keep your elbows steady. Stop just short of the dumbbell touching your neck. Pause for a second, then extend your arms back to the starting position.


  1. Try to avoid moving your upper arms as you bring the dumbbells behind your head.
  2. Slowly lower the weights to feel a stretch in your triceps.