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Overhead Machine Extension Guide

  1. Exercise Type: Isolation - focuses on targeting and isolating specific muscle groups, allowing for targeted muscle development.
  2. Targeted Muscle Groups:
    • primary: triceps

How to perform?

If you're all about building the horseshoe part of the arm (triceps), the Overhead Machine Extension might just become your new favorite go-to move.


Targeted Muscles

The Overhead Machine Extension targets your triceps – those three-headed muscles on the back of your upper arms – as the primary muscle group. As you extend your arms overhead against resistance, your triceps kick into high gear, doing the heavy lifting. Your shoulders and upper back muscles, like the deltoids and trapezius, play a supporting role as secondary muscles. They help stabilize your upper body throughout the movement. Tertiary engagement includes your core muscles, which activate to maintain proper posture and stability during the exercise.

The Overhead Machine Extension offers several benefits. Its isolation nature allows you to effectively target the triceps without unnecessary strain on other muscle groups. Moreover, the use of a machine provides consistent resistance throughout the entire range of motion, reducing the risk of injury. Various machine designs and grip options enable you to adjust the exercise to suit your comfort and target specific areas of the triceps.


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