Triceps: Seated Dumbbell Triceps Extension

This is a great exercise for building mass and strength in the triceps.

It works the entirety of the triceps.

Start with a weight you can handle easily, increasing the weight with each set.

You should be able to add a small amount of weight each week with reps of 5-10. When you can no longer add weight change to a new exercise.


Sit holding a dumbbell in both hands above your head.

Keeping your triceps locked.

Slowly lowering your forearms until the dumbbell is directly behind your head, then extend your forearms up above your head with some force.

Seated Dumbbell Triceps Extension

Seated Dumbbell Triceps Extension

Seated Dumbbell Triceps Extension

Article written by Steve Varga

Steve Varga is 35-year-old and began lifting weights at age 20. He competes in competes in the 100kg weight class in powerlifting competitions.

He has made strength and power training his business and sole means of income as a personal trainer, willing and enthusiastic to help others and in turn further his achievements.