How to do a Cable Underhand Tricep Pushdown

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About Cable Underhand Tricep Pushdown

Sets Logged
337,186
Popularity Rank
227th
Difficulty
Intermediate
Triceps Strength
85 mSCORE 22nd
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

This variation of Cable Tricep Pushdown uses an underhand grip to place additional emphasis on the medial head of the triceps, offering a unique challenge and stimulating muscle growth. The cable machine provides constant tension throughout the movement, enhancing muscle engagement and strength development. It's an excellent exercise for refining tricep definition and increasing arm strength.

  1. Stand and face the cable machine with your feet roughly shoulder-width apart and a slight bend in your knees.
  2. Grasp the bar with both hands such that your palms are face up.
  3. Push the handle down while keeping your elbows locked in place at your sides.
  4. Tense your triceps and hold this position for a moment at the bottom of the movement.
  5. Slowly allow the weight to return to the starting position while maintaining tension in your triceps.
  6. Maintain good posture by keeping your core engaged for stability, your shoulders back, chest up and your elbows locked in place at your sides.
  7. You should feel this exercise in your triceps.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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    1 Rep Max
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