How to do a Cobra Triceps Extension

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About Cobra Triceps Extension

Sets Logged
369,720
Popularity Rank
211th
Difficulty
Beginner
Triceps Strength
97 mSCORE 5th
Equipment Required
    Bodyweight-only
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Cobra Triceps Extension is a variation on the standard Push Up. This is a compound, bodyweight exercise that primarily targets your triceps. This is a great exercise for anyone working towards performing push ups, especially if triceps are the weak link.

  1. Position your body face down on the ground with both palms on the floor roughly shoulder-width apart.
  2. Engage your triceps and push through the floor to raise just your torso off the ground. Allow your hips to remain on the ground.
  3. Tense your triceps and hold this position for a moment at the top of the movement.
  4. Slowly allow the torso to descend back into the starting position while maintaining tension in your triceps.
  5. Maintain good body positioning by keeping your elbows close to your torso and your hips on or near the ground.
  6. You should feel tension in your triceps. You may feel some tension in your chest.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    3
    sets
    6
    reps
    1 Set Max
    7
    reps
  • intermediate
    4
    sets
    7
    reps
    9
    reps
  • advanced
    4
    sets
    7
    reps
    9
    reps

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