Triceps Overhead Extensions

Show ‘Em Off Arms

Your triceps; the back of your arms, can be a challenging area to tone. Overhead Extensions are great because by holding 1 dumbbell in both hands it is easier to keep your arms in the proper alignment allowing you to get the most benefit out of each repetition. The good news is this in turn leads to quicker toning of that tough area. Start slowly, when kneeling on a Bosu keep your toes on the floor for added stability or if you are an advanced exerciser make it a challenge by standing on the Bosu. Work up to 3 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions. An easy way to select the appropriate weight is to double the weight of your standard kickbacks.

Do it Right

  • Kneel on Bosu leaning slightly forward w/ flat back, abdominals tight
  • Hold each end of a dumbbell, start w/ weight behind neck keeping elbows facing forward and close to head
  • Exhale and straighten arms until dumbbell is above head
  • Reverse direction & return to starting position
  • Continue lowering and raising the dumbbell until all reps are performed

Demonstrated by: Ryan Meade, extreme athlete


WARNING: You must consult your physician before you begin this or any other exercise program

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