Tricep Pushdown

The Tricep Pushdown (also referred to as "Tricep Pulldown") is an isolated exercise for building up your triceps.


How to perform the tricep pushdown

  1. Stand straight, legs slightly bent, facing the cable machine.
  2. Grasp the handle, palms facing down. Your elbows should be at about a 90 degree angle.
  3. With elbows locked at your sides, slowly pull the weight down until your arms are almost straight.
  4. Slowly let the weight back up.
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until you've repeated the desired number of reps
Number of Reps For building muscle size: 3 sets of between 6 - 8 reps. For muscle tone: 3 sets of between 12 - 15 reps.


Muscles Used

Primary Muscles
  • Triceps Brachii (Triceps)
Secondary Muscles


Stabilizer Muscles
  • Latissimus Dorsi (Lats - outer back)
  • Teres Major (Outer back)
  • Deltoid, Posterior (Shoulder - back)
  • Pectoralis Major, Sternal (Chest - lower pecs)
  • Pectoralis Minor (Chest)
  • Trapezius, Lower (Lower traps)
  • Rectus Abdominis (Abs)
  • Obliques (Sides of waist)
  • Wrist Flexor (Inner forearm)

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