How to Do Tricep Pushdown With Bar: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Tricep Pushdown With Bar exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Tricep Pushdowns With Bar

Muscles worked in triceps pushdown with bar

Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Tricep Pushdowns

  1. Stand one step away from the cable pulley, and grip a bar about shoulder-width apart.
  2. Pull the handle down until your upper arms are perpendicular to the floor. This is the starting position.
  3. Push the handle down until your arms are fully extended.
  4. With control, let the handle up again.


The tricep pushdown is an isolation exercise for your triceps where it is easy to focus on the muscles working.

Experiment with a handle that feels good for you. Common choices are a bar or a rope.

>> Return to exercise directory.

Text and graphics from the StrengthLog app.