Overhead Triceps Extension with Curl Bar

Area Targeted: Triceps

Incorporate Overhead Triceps Extensions with tube bands into your workout routine for an efficient way to target the back of your arms. This exercise closely resembles the cable machine version typically found in gyms. When performed using the Bodylastics Curl Bar, your body’s angle in this exercise allows your bodyweight to counterbalance a higher level of resistance, further enhancing its effectiveness.

Learn set-up, movements and points to remember below:

Set Up

Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at the top of the door

Bands: Thread the band(s) through the anchor and attach each end of the band(s) to an outer ring of the bar.

Body Positioning: Grip the bar with both hands in a close grip, and stand about 3 feet from the door, with your back to the door. Stagger your legs with one leg in front. Start with your upper arms up above, parallel to the floor, and the bar behind your head.


Push the bar forward until it is right in front of you, higher than eye level. Return to the starting position (controlling the resistance). Repeat.

Points To Remember

1. Try to keep your elbows in (instead of them flaring out) during the movement.
2. Keep your elbows stationary, do not move them up and down.