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Triceps Pushdown

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

Main Muscle: Triceps

  1. Attach a straight or angled bar to a high pulley and grab with an overhand grip (palms facing down) at shoulder width.
  2. Standing upright with the torso straight and a very small inclination forward, bring the upper arms close to your body and perpendicular to the floor. The forearms should be pointing up towards the pulley as they hold the bar. This is your starting position.
  3. Using the triceps, bring the bar down until it touches the front of your thighs and the arms are fully extended perpendicular to the floor. The upper arms should always remain stationary next to your torso and only the forearms should move. Exhale as you perform this movement.
  4. After a second hold at the contracted position, bring the bar slowly up to the starting point. Breathe in as you perform this step.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: There are many variations to this movement. For instance you can use an E-Z bar attachment as well as a V-angled bar that allows the thumb to be higher than the small finger. Also, you can attach a rope to the pulley as well as using a reverse grip on the bar exercises.



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Review: Triceps Pushdown

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10/10

Mar 13, 2014 1:47 PM: n/c



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10/10

Dec 16, 2013 1:45 PM: I'm not sure but i think Triceps Pushdown work your abs to if you go heavy because every time i go heavy i feel a good burn on my abdominal area and still get a very very good workout on my Triceps
One of the best Tricep exercises



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Exercise Rating
9/10

Aug 26, 2013 2:11 AM: One of the best and definitely my favorite.
Do a 3-4 sets where you pick up more wieght every set and then in the last one drop weight to previous set-weight. For example:
set 1 - 10kg
set 2 - 15kg
set 3 - 20kg
set 4 - 25kg
drop 1 - 20
drop 2 - 15
drop...+See More



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Aug 24, 2013 6:30 PM: Replacement Exercises for Triceps Push-Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq9C1xxyBuI



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Exercise Rating
9/10

Aug 15, 2013 12:57 AM: I love this workout because it helps me with my climbing, If you keep proper form it will really get at you!



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9/10

Aug 15, 2013 12:55 AM: I love this exercise i always feel a good burn in my triceps.



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10/10

Jul 10, 2013 8:24 AM: def one of my favorites. Triceps are probably my favorite muscle on my body and also to workout



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Jun 5, 2013 5:54 AM: 100 reps is way to much



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Review: Triceps Pushdown

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9/10

May 20, 2013 5:01 AM: great its a good streach as well



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5/10

Apr 20, 2013 9:25 AM: I don't have access to a gym, anyone have any at home alternatives that have a similar affect?



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