Tricep Extension – Shortened Range of Motion Variation

by Addie Kelzer

Work your triceps to the fullest, while protecting your joints, with this surprising variation!

The bent-over tricep extension might be a staple in your upper body workout days, but have you tried this variation with a shortened ROM (range of motion)? The beauty of this modification is that it never really allows that tricep to relax; before it can come to 90 degrees bend at the elbow, you’re pressing right back to a straight arm which compounds the engagement you feel in the back of the arm.

It will feel like you’re cutting this exercise short or doing about half of the exercise. Normally these are not good cues, but in this case, those are just right! As always, no swinging! Slow and controlled motion of the dumbbell, even with the reduced ROM, is best.



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Addie Kelzer is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. She believes that by making fitness and good food practical, her clients will hold the power to positively change their health and the health of those closest to them.

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