Overhead Cable Triceps Extension


  • 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.
  • Straighten your elbows until your arms are fully extended.
  • Reverse the motion by bending your arms again.


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

Muscles Worked


  • Triceps

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