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Machine Tricep Extension

Machine Tricep Extension
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Exercise Description

Main Target Muscles


Secondary Target Muscles


Workout Type


Gym Gear


Fitness Level




Power Move


Target Muscle: Triceps

Machine Tricep Extension Overview

The machine tricep extension is a weight training exercise that targets the triceps brachii, a three-headed muscle located on the back of the upper arm. The machine tricep extension is an effective way to build strength and size in the triceps and can be incorporated into a variety of workout routines. When performed correctly, the exercise is relatively safe and easy to perform.

Once you've mastered the form, you can add more weight to challenge yourself further. Give the machine tricep extension a try next time you're at the gym!

How to Do

  • To start, get in a seated position and grab the handles with a neutral grip.
  • Extend your elbows and press the handles outward.
  • Slowly revert to the starting position.
  • Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Exercise Tips

  • To ensure the tension, keep your elbows slightly away from being completely locked out.
  • Do not let your lower back arch.
  • Make sure you keep looking ahead and not on your sides as it can lead to cervical injuries.

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