TRICEPS PUSHDOWN (PARTIAL REPS)

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • SETUP: Attach a V-bar to a high pulley. Grip the bar and pull your elbows tight to your sides (like a T-Rex). I like to be in a split-stance. This is your start position.
  • REP: Push the rope down & back, as if trying to get your hands behind your legs. Squeeze the life outta your triceps when your arms are fully extended. Keep your elbows locked into your sides as you let the rope come back up following the squeeze. I see too many people just switch off here, and lose results.
  • TIP: The difference between regular pushdowns and partial pushdowns is the range of motion. You can see in the video that I’m restricting movement to the bottom third of the rep.

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Arms (Triceps)
v-bar triceps pushdown

ALTERNATIVE EXERCISES: