Straight Bar Tricep Pushdowns

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Straight Bar Tricep Pushdowns

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This exercise works your Triceps
  2. Like any exercise this should be pain free or shouldn’t increase existing pain levels, during, after and the next day.
  3. It is normal to feel some delayed onset muscle soreness between 48-72 hours but this should be manageable
  4. Adjust the weight on the stack first
  5. Attach the short straight bar attachment to a high pulley and grip the ends of the bar with your palms facing downwards
  6. Standing upright with your back straight but with a very slight inclination forward, bring the upper arms close to your body
  7. The forearms should be pointing up towards the pulley. This is your starting position.
  8. Next pull the bar down to straighten your elbows.
  9. Next bring the bar slowly up to the starting point. But with a very slight motion of the upper arms away from your body to target the long head of the Triceps.
  10. Next slowly lower the weight back down to the start position
  11. For strengthening you should perform 6-10 reps to fatigue
  12. You should perform 3-5 sets with 3 minutes rests
  13. This session can be done 2-3 times per week
  14. For endurance you should perform 15-25 reps to fatigue
  15. You should perform 3-5 sets with no more than 30 second rests
  16. This session can be done 2-3 times per week

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