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How To Do Seated Tricep Press / Extension?

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How To Do Seated Tricep Press / Extension?


Want to learn how to do Seated Tricep Press / Extension? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for it.

What Is Seated Tricep Press / Extension?

This exercise helps in working out your Triceps.

What Muscles Does Seated Tricep Press / Extension Workout?

Primary muscle: Triceps are the muscles primarily benefited by performing this exercise.

What Equipment Does Seated Tricep Press / Extension Use?

Dumbbells are used for this exercise.

How To Do Seated Tricep Press / Extension?

Performing the 8 steps below, you will be able to do this exercise properly:

  1. Be seated on a bench that has a back support to it.
  2. Grab a dumbbell at one end using both hands, while keeping your palms inwards.
  3. Keep your arms fully extended while keeping the dumbbell overhead.
  4. Maintain your upper arms closer to your head and nearly 90 degrees to the floor.
  5. Move only your forearms and lower the dumbbell behind your head until your forearms and biceps touch.
  6. Hold for a count of one.
  7. While exhaling use your triceps to extend your arm and raise the dumbbell.
  8. Repeat.


What Are The Alternate Ways Of Performing Seated Tricep Press / Extension

  • You may as well perform this exercise while being in standing position. But since this provokes a stress in the back, therefore it is not recommended for people with lower back pain.
  • You can also do this exercise by using EZ or a straight bar. While you do this place keep your palms facing forward.


What Is The Difficulty Level Of Performing Seated Tricep Press / Extension

This exercise is Moderate to Hard to perform.

Who All Can Perform Seated Tricep Press / Extension?

Anyone can perform this exercise.

What Other Exercises Benefit The Same Primary Muscles As Seated Tricep Press / Extension Does?

Yes, Following are the 4 exercises which benefits the same primary muscles as this exercise does:

  1. Triceps Dips
  2. Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extension
  3. Tricep Dumbbell Kickback
  4. Cable Rope Overhead Triceps Extension

This is just not enough. Find out the other best bodybuilding exercises here

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