Dumbbell Tricep Exercises

Take advantage of the fact that dumbbells allow for a much greater range of motion than barbells. It’s not as obvious when doing an exercise like skull crushers. However, there are various other dumbbell tricep exercises that can really hit the tricep that you simply cannot do with a barbell. One of the first that comes to mind is the dumbbell tricep kickback. This is a great exercise for the outer tricep.

One Arm Overhead Tricep Extension

In the one-arm overhead tricep extension, you hold a dumbbell with one arm straight overhead. Then, you lower the dumbbell behind your head toward your opposite shoulder, eventually returning it to the starting position. This exercise highlights the beauty of using dumbbells instead of a barbell. The single arm makes use of a greater range of motion and lets you isolate one tricep at a time. Instead of forcing your elbows to point straight ahead, like with a barbell, you can drop the tricep in a more natural path down toward your opposite shoulder.

High Rep Tricep Exercises

In the overview of tricep exercises, we covered that some exercises are better for lower-reps, strength and size. While dumbbell exercises could work for both, one place they really separate themselves is in the high-rep training. Varieties of extensions and kickbacks are often used to get that high-rep pump in the gym. These workouts are also great for making the muscle ‘pop’. The trainers on Daily Spot incorporate dumbbell tricep exercises in a variety of ways. As an example, grant may complement lower-rep barbell exercises (close-grip bench press) with single-arm overhead extensions. This achieves the complete workout that we’re looking for. Strength and definition across the entire tricep.

Take a look at some Dumbbell Tricep Exercises below: