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Cable Triceps Extension

This Tricep Exercise uses a Cable Pulley and Rope to Isolate your Triceps

Welcome to our Cable Triceps Extension Exercise Instruction Guide! 

On this page you'll learn how to do this version of Triceps Extension using the correct technique. Below you'll find pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of this and other Tricep Exercises so you can immediately add to your Tricep Workouts. 

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Exercise Summary

Exercise Name:Cable Triceps Extension
Main Muscle:Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s):N/A
Exercise Type:Push, Isolation
Equipment Required:Cable

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Weight Training Exercise is one of our Cable Exercises and is a version of the standard Triceps Extension. The exercise is pictured below using ropes, however it can also be performed using a short bar or other cable grip. 

cable triceps extension
cable triceps extension

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, your back straight and your abs drawn in.
  2. Attach Ropes to a low-pulley and hold the ropes in both hands behind your head, with your palms facing each other.
  3. Extend your arms fully over your head by pushing and contracting with your triceps.
  4. Pause for a moment then slowly return the ropes to the starting position by behind your head.


  1. Keep your elbows close in a fixed position close to your sides throughout the exercise.

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