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Tricep Extension

Key Points:

  • Sit down and align your elbows with the pivot point of the machine.

  • Grip the handles and extend your elbows until they're almost fully extended.

  • Slowly retract back to just before the starting position.

Common Mistakes:

  • Triceps losing contact with the bench.

  • Spacing elbows too far out from one another.

  • Using momentum on the way back.

Where you should 'feel it':

Primary Muscles:
Secondary Muscles:
Muscle diagram with the following muscles highlighted Triceps,

Similar Exercises

Adjust the seat height so that you can sit down and place your elbows against the padding, in line with the rotation axis of the machine. Grab the handles and start with your arms bent at approximately 45 degrees and elbows parallel from one another.

Extend your arms slowly until they are almost full extended, briefly pause, then return to just before the starting position so the weights don't clash. Keep your wrists aligned with your forearms throughout the movement. Repeat for the desired amount of repetitions.

Avoid losing contact between your triceps and the padding during the movement.

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