The incline barbell triceps extension is a weight training exercise that targets the triceps muscles in the back of the upper arm. It is typically performed using a barbell, but can also be done with dumbbells or a cable machine.
To perform the exercise:
- Set up an incline bench at a 45-degree angle and place a barbell on the floor in front of it.
- Grasp the barbell with an overhand grip, hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
- Position yourself on the incline bench, lying on your back with your head at the higher end.
- Extend your arms straight up and grasp the barbell with an overhand grip, hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
- Keeping your upper arms stationary, bend your elbows and lower the barbell down towards your head.
- Pause briefly at the bottom of the movement, then extend your arms to return the barbell to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of reps.
It’s important to maintain good form during this exercise to ensure that you’re targeting the triceps effectively and avoiding injury. Make sure to keep your upper arms stationary and your elbows close to your body as you lower and raise the barbell. It’s also a good idea to have a spotter to assist you with the exercise, especially if you are using heavy weights.