How to Do Overhead Cable Triceps Extension: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Overhead Cable Triceps Extension exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Overhead Cable Triceps Extensions

Muscles worked in Overhead Cable Triceps Extension

Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Overhead Cable Triceps Extensions

  1. Fasten a rope handle in the lower position of a cable pulley. Stand with your back against the pulley, with a slight forward lean, and hold the rope behind your head and your upper arms next to your ears.
  2. Straighten your elbows until your arms are fully extended.
  3. Reverse the motion by bending your arms again.


This is an effective exercise for isolating the tricep muscle, and the direction of resistance helps to keep constant tension in your triceps, which might be beneficial for muscle growth.

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