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Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Triceps
Equipment: Cable
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown Guide

Main Muscle: Triceps

  1. Start by setting a bar attachment (straight or e-z) on a high pulley machine.
  2. Facing the bar attachment, grab it with the palms facing up (supinated grip) at shoulder width. Lower the bar by using your lats until your arms are fully extended by your sides. Tip: Elbows should be in by your sides and your feet should be shoulder width apart from each other. This is the starting position.
  3. Slowly elevate the bar attachment up as you inhale so it is aligned with your chest. Only the forearms should move and the elbows/upper arms should be stationary by your side at all times.
  4. Then begin to lower the cable bar back down to the original staring position while exhaling and contracting the triceps hard.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variation: This exercise can also be performed with a single handle using one arm at a time. This will allow you to better isolate the triceps. With this version you can self spot yourself by placing your hand over your forearm and applying some pressure to help you perform more reps than before.



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Review: Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown

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8/10

Jan 26, 2014 5:44 AM: My grip on this is horrible, creating more difficult to make this right



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Tip: Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown

Exercise Rating
10/10

Nov 21, 2013 12:32 PM: keep your mind focused on pushing with your tricep and constantly keep the resistance applied don't allow yourself to bring the bar up high enough that stress is relieved from your tricep, makes an absolute killer exercise probably my favourite tricep exercise alongside skullcrushers



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Review: Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown

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9/10

Jul 21, 2013 6:20 AM: An excellent exercise that simulates a dumbbell kickback to some extent. You need strong forearms for this one! Get a good pump going!



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Tip: Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown

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10/10

May 19, 2013 9:56 AM: Watch those wrists! Keep your hands stable and firm on the bar.



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Review: Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown

Exercise Rating
10/10

Apr 10, 2013 8:38 PM: Doing the reverse grip gets a good burn and pump for me, more so than doing it overhand grip. =) Try using a handle for individual arms and burn it out with some forced reps!



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Review: Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown

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10/10

Nov 18, 2012 8:05 PM: one of the best..



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Tip: Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown

Exercise Rating
10/10

Apr 15, 2012 1:40 AM: THIS IS THE BEST ONE FOR ME



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Review: Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown

Exercise Rating
10/10

Sep 7, 2011 10:27 AM: Best exercise on a machine for a tricep exercise! I feel the pain at a 100% after this one !!!



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Review: Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown

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10/10

Aug 12, 2011 7:54 PM: 150 lbs. and it's all mine!



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Review: Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown

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10/10

Jul 3, 2011 5:12 AM: This is a very very good exercise, the burn you get from it is just mega!



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