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Cable Tricep Extension

Key Points:

  • Grab the ends of the rope and step backwards.
  • Bring elbows to sides and at a 45 degree bend.
  • Extend elbows then return to start position.

Common Mistakes:

  • Using momentum from torso.
  • Elbows moving up and down excessively.
  • Elbows flared out too wide.

Where you should 'feel it':

Primary Muscles:
Secondary Muscles:
Muscle diagram with the following muscles highlighted Triceps,

Similar Exercises

Adjust the cable as high as possible then grab the ends of the rope with both hands facing inwards and take a step back from the machine. Hinge from the hips to lean slightly forward.

Start by extending the elbows, tensing your triceps until they are almost fully extended. Then, slowly bend the elbows back to approximately a 90 degree bend. As you extend your elbows your hands should separate further away from one another. Keep your shoulders back and down throughout. Tense your core to keep your torso stable and repeat for the desired amount of repetitions.

Avoid flaring out your elbows too wide or using your torso to pull the weight downwards.

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