Lying Close-Grip Triceps Extension Behind the Head with Barbell

You can use a barbell or EZ (curl) bar to further concentrate the benefit to your triceps.


  1. Lie flat on a bench on your back.
  2. Grasp the bar with a grip approximately 8 inches apart and lower the bar behind your head.
  3. Keeping the bar parallel with the floor, bend your arms down in an arc so the bar moves in a direction under your head.
  4. Slowly return to starting position.

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