There are triceps extensions and there are lying triceps extensions. If you want to do that exercise a bit more safely, choose the latter.
A while ago I was rightfully called out for not mentioning a safer variant of the military press (which I then rectified).
But when I now looked over the list of exercises I already covered, the little triceps extension caught my eye as well. It ‘s another of those exercises that can be done more safely:
As I said in the video, there is a bit less range of motion when doing them in this style. But I wager when you train at home, don’t have a bench and fear you might fall over doing these standing, that is a good trade-in.
Isolation Is Isolating
Also the triceps extension is, by and large, an isolation exercise, which means you should have it come after your main compounds. If, for example, you also do push-ups in the same workout, let them come first and the triceps extensions afterwards.