Tricep Kickback

The tricep kickback exercise is great for isolating the Triceps muscle, although make sure that the upper arm and shoulder stay still throughout.


Teaching points:

  • Place one hand and the same knee on a bench and lean over so the back is flat.
  • Hold a dumbbell in the free hand and hold with the upper arm horizontal next to the upper body, the elbow bent to a right angle and palm facing in.
  • Straighten the elbow out behind you, ensuring the upper arm stays still.
  • Slowly return to the starting position.

Variations & progressions:

  • Perform both arms at a time by adopting a wide stance and leaning forwards from the hips.

Muscles worked:

Alternative exercises: