Forward Triceps Extension With Resistance Bands

Exercise / Triceps


If you want to gain more muscle mass or you’re just looking to improve your overall strength, the forward triceps extension exercise is one to consider. This exercise utilizes a resistance band to help target the triceps. The exercise involves pulling your arms behind your back while extending your elbows. It is an excellent exercise which also works other muscles in the arm.


How to perform the exercise


  • Anchor: Attach the anchor to the door at the shoulder height.
  • Bands: Attach each end of the band to a handle.

Body Position:

  • Grasp the handles, a hand each, and stand about 3 feet away from the door with your back to it.
  • Stagger your legs, one in front of the other.
  • Start with your upper arms parallel to the floor, palms facing front, and hands close to your head at eye level.


  • Push the handles forward and straighten your arms.

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your upper arms parallel with the floor throughout the movement.

Exercise Benefits

Forward Triceps Extensions is a superb exercise to offer diversity and results to your workouts. As too much resistance will draw you back towards the door, this one works best with less resistance. For bands, high reps and low resistance work very well.