Exercise Help & Tips: Seated Dumbbell Triceps Extensions Close
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Exercise Animations
Starting Position
Sit holding one dumbbell with both hands behind your neck by grasping the plate and wrapping your thumbs and pointer fingers around the hand grip.

Action
EXHALE: Extend arms straight above your head, keeping elbows next to ears.

INHALE: Lower the weight back down with contol to the starting position to complete one rep.

Special Instructions
Contract abs to avoid arching your back. Use a bench with a short back (if available) for support. Keep elbows tight near ears throughout movement and try to keep your upper arms still.

Muscles Worked: Triceps

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