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There are two variations demonstrated below. A double arm or single arm tricep extension. Both of these are performed overhead and should be guided by your Physiotherapist as to which is most appropriate for you.


  • Come into a standing position with the shoulders back and the head positioned directly over the pelvis
  • Take the weight prescribed with the target limb/s overhead with a straight elbow
  • With the palm facing the head, lower the weight down by the ear
  • Keep the elbow facing the roof and then extend the weight overhead
  • Ensure the elbow is not moving forward as the elbow bends
  • Return to the start position and repeat as per Physiotherapist prescription


  • Ensure your pelvis remains slightly tucked under to avoid arching the back
  • Avoid swinging the weight overhead
  • Keep the neck in a neutral ‘eyes forward’ position