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Tricep Pushdown with Rope

This Tricep Exercise is one of our Cable Exercises and uses a Rope to Isolate your Triceps

Welcome to our Tricep Pushdown with Rope Exercise Instruction Guide! 

On this page you'll learn how to do this version of the Tricep Pushdown 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:Tricep Pushdown with Rope
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 variation of standard Tricep Pushdown. During this weight lifting exercise, you'll be using a rope to isolate your triceps.

tricep pushdown with rope
tricep pushdown with rope

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Stand in front of a cable machine and attach a rope to a high pulley.
  2. Grasp the rope with an overhead (palms facing down) grip.
  3. Draw your abs in and keep your back straight.
  4. While keeping your elbows at your side, push the rope down towards your thighs.
  5. Split the rope apart at the bottom of the movement and pause for a moment before returning to the starting position.


  1. Try staggering one foot in front of the other if you are having trouble keeping your balance. 

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