This exercise is the original version of the triceps pushdown.

Muscle group: Triceps


Stand in front of a cable machine and attach a short bar to a high pulley.

Grasp the handle with an overhead (palms facing down) grip.

Draw your abs in and keep your back straight.

Keeping your elbows at your side push the handle down towards your thighs.

Pause for a moment and then return to the starting position.


You may want to stager one foot in front of the other for a better stance.

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