The Tricep Extension is usually a staple exercise for anyone looking to strengthen or develop this specific muscle, and this week I’m happy to show you how it can be done using just your own bodyweight.
Now, I usually prefer exercises that incorporate more complex moves that utilize multiple muscle groups. But, exercise should be specific to your goals. So if you need more strength in your triceps to improve another more advanced move or if you just want to increase the size of your arms for more symmetry, the single joint tricep extension does have its place. While tricep exercises might typically be associated with gym equipment and cables, they can also be done as a great bodyweight exercise.
For this version of the tricep exercise, you’ll start out in a position similar to a regular push-up, but with your arms extended out farther in front. As you bend your elbows, you’ll slowly lower your body until your elbows touch the ground. You’ll be amazed at how much strength this requires from your triceps – it really is a killer single joint movement. As with most exercises, control and proper form is key!
Check out the video below to see the exercise with proper form: