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Tricep Pushdown

This is a Classic Tricep Exercise that Utilizes a Cable Pulley to Isolate your Triceps

Welcome to our Tricep Pushdown Exercise Instruction Guide! 

On this page you'll learn how to do 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
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 classic tricep exercise. This tricep exercise is pictured below using a short bar at a cable pulley station. However it can also be performed with Rope or with a V-Bar

tricep pushdown
tricep pushdown

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Stand in front of a cable machine and attach a short bar to a high pulley.
  2. Grasp the handle with an overhead (palms facing down) grip, draw your abs in, and keep your back straight.
  3. While keeping your elbows at your side, push the handle down towards your thighs.
  4. Pause for a moment and then return to the starting position.


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

Now that you've seen the Tricep Pushdown, check out all of our different Tricep Exercises. Or view some additional tricep exercises and other pages of interest below. 

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