Standing Tricep Extensions – Kettlebell Exercise Guide


Exercise Advice: Take a shoulder width stance and hold a kettlebell using both hands. Position the kettlebell behind your head with your elbows bent in the starting position. To begin the exercise, slowly extend your arms and bring the kettlebell up to the top position. Make sure to keep your elbows tucked in (don’t flare them out) during the entire range of the movement and focus all of the tension directly on the triceps (back of the arms). Slowly lower the kettlebell back down to the starting position behind your head and repeat for a certain number of repetitions.


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    Good Morning to all at ShapeFit. In the directions, first it mentions “elbows flexed” and later states “elbows in”. Could you please clarify this? Thanks.

    • ShapeFit

      Hi Anwar – Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We have updated the instructions to make it easier to follow. When you first start the exercise, your hands will be placed behind your head while holding the kettlebell and your elbows will be bent. To begin, simply extend your arms and bring the kettlebell up to the top position. Then lower the kettlebell back down and repeat. Make sure to try and keep your elbows tucked in during the range of motion.

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