Tricep Pushdown With Bar: Muscles Worked & Technique

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

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


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.

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