Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday's Move of the Week

The Move: Cable Machine Tricep Press Down

The tricep press down is so great because it really isolates your triceps which means that you are working that muscle and that muscle only for optimum muscle strength gain.

Muscles Worked: Triceps

How to:

  1. Adjust the cable machine so that the pulley is as high as it can go. Attached a bar.

  2. Stand with feel hip width apart and grasp the bar with both hands…they should be a bit closer than shoulder width apart.

  3. Keep elbows in tight to your sides and press the bar down so that your arms are fully extended.

  4. Raise the bar back up only as high as you can while still keeping the elbows into the sides.

Trainer Tips:

  • Try to think of only moving the forearms…elbows should not move at all.

  • Think about your triceps (the back of your arms) while doing the exercise…focus on squeezing them when your arms are straight.

Make ‘em harder: You can do these on one leg to work on your core and balance.


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