Overhead Tricep Extentions

How to do the Overhead Tricep Extentions

Start with a dumbbell behind your head (as shown). Keeping your back and head straight, raise the weight above your head without locking out your elbows. Now lower the weight to the starting position.

Spotter Information:
A spotter is used to keep the partcipants elbow in the right spot, and to keep the weight moving up and down

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Triceps
  • Arms
  • Isolation
  • Dumbbell
  • Upper Body

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
40.3 lbs11 55.5 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 40.3 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 20 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Overhead Tricep Extentions

Purpose Type Level
Sport Specific Advanced
Muscular Definition Beginner
Muscular Definition Beginner
Sport Specific Intermediate
Sport Specific Advanced
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Muscular Definition Intermediate

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Tracking Your Weights

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