Using a cable allows tension on the Triceps throughout each repetition, whilst a rope handle allows the muscle to move through a complete range of motion.
Cable Triceps Press-Down
1. Attach a rope attachment to the cable machine, and grasp it in both hands with an overhand grip. Stand upright with the torso slightly leaning forwards and bend the elbows so the forearms are perpendicular to the floor.
2. Keeping the elbows tucked into the side of the body, use the Triceps to straighten the arms and push the rope down towards the floor, one hand either side of your hips.
3. Pause in this position with the Triceps contracted, before slowly returning the cable back to the start position.
One-Arm Triceps Press- Down
To ensure you are getting even muscle gain, unilateral work is important to avoid the dominant arm doing a larger percentage of the exercise.
Standing Cable Overhead Triceps Extension
By changing your positioning for this exercises and coming over head the target muscles are work slightly differently to get a more rounded muscle gain.
Please seek the advice of a GP, physiotherapist or a medically qualified personal trainer before commencing any exercise to avoid the risk of any injury. We do not advise performing any exercise if it exhibits any pain or discomfort in any way.
If you have any questions or queries about any of the exercises, please contact the Didsbury clinic (Manchester) to discuss with your physiotherapist or personal trainer.