Decline Dumbbell Triceps Extension

Exercise / Triceps

How to do Decline Dumbbell Triceps Extension

Decline Dumbbell Triceps

Starting Position: Hold on to 2 dumbbells and lie down on a decline bench. Extend your arms straight in the air towards the ceiling.

Form: Inhale as your elbows bend and lower the dumbbells to the sides of your head. Hold for a brief second and then exhale and extend your arms back to the starting position.

Personal Trainer Tips: If you are a beginner choose a lighter weight to start. There is a tendency for your arms to be unstable when you are a beginner.

As you practice you will develop coordination and stability, just move with control.

Decline Dumbbell Triceps Extension / Benefits

  • When you change the position of your shoulder during tricep exercises, you can slightly change the muscle work in the triceps. There will be a big difference in how your triceps feel when you do extensions on a decline compared with an incline. Many people feel more work in the long head of the triceps during incline tricep extensions and more work in the lateral head during the decline position. Try both and stick with the one you prefer, or include them both in your tricep workouts.

Decline Dumbbell Triceps Extension – Muscles Worked

Target - Triceps
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