Cable Pushdown (forward leaning)

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Cable Pushdown (forrward leaning)

Instructions

Preparation

Face high pulley and grasp revolving bar cable attachment with overhand grip. Position one leg back and bend forward leg with body leaning forward. Position revolving bar down in front of face with forearms nearing vertical.

Execution

Push cable bar downward by extending arms until elbows are straight. Return to front of face until forearms are nearly vertical and close to upper arm. Repeat.

Comments

Position face close to cable to provide resistance at top of motion. Elbows is brought close to body so arms are vertical at bottom of motion, either at or near the end of full extension, or in one movement as bar is pushed downward.
 
This version of Cable Pushdown can be used with heavy weight for added stability. This form also engages long head of triceps, both by subtle shoulder extension near top of motion and decreases active insufficiency since shoulder is less extended as compared to standard pushdown.
 
Synergists assisting in subtle shoulder extension also act as stabilizers through out portion of exercise when shoulder extension does not occur.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Push

Muscles

Target

Synergists (see comments)

Stabilizers

Antagonist Stabilizers

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