Triceps Press

Triceps Press


This exercise involves using a weight or resistance machine to target and strengthen the triceps muscles located on the back of the upper arm. The movement involves extending the arms from a bent position to a straight position, focusing on contracting the triceps muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Triceps Press Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on a bench with your feet flat on the ground and your back straight.
  2. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and raise them above your head, keeping your arms straight.
  3. Slowly lower the dumbbells behind your head, bending your elbows and keeping your upper arms stationary.
  4. Pause for a moment, then raise the dumbbells back up to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Triceps Press Form & Visual

Triceps Press

Triceps Press Benefits

  • Targets the triceps muscles, helping to tone and strengthen them
  • Can be done with dumbbells, barbells, or a cable machine, allowing for variety in equipment and resistance
  • Helps to improve overall upper body strength and stability
  • Can be modified to target different areas of the triceps, such as the long head or lateral head
  • Assists in improving pushing movements, such as push-ups and bench press

Triceps Press Muscles Worked

  • Triceps

Triceps Press Variations & Alternatives

  • Triceps Extension
  • Triceps Kickback
  • Close-Grip Bench Press
  • Diamond Push-Up
  • Overhead Triceps Extension