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What’s going on guys? I’m going to show you guys how to do tricep pushdowns. Now what you want to do first is get the V bar. I like using the V bar the best if you don’t have a V bar available and they have a straight bar or ez curl bar you can use those as well. It’s the same form and technique you can also use the rope I like using this the best. Now what you’re going to do is you’re going to using an adjustable cable machine just put it up kind of high and take a step back, I like to keep my feet together. Keep a slight bend in your knees arch your back, and you’re going to keep your elbows in front of your hips while maintaining a neutral spine okay? So bring your elbows in front of your hips just like this and push straight down and breathe out. Now once you’re all the way down and then come up just barely past 90 degrees and then push straight down and breathe out again. Come back up. Just past 90 degrees now keeping my elbows in front of my hips the whole time is keeping constant pressure on my tricep. And that’s how you do tricep pushdowns. For more great information please feel free to subscribe to my channel and as always more good stuff coming soon. Later guys

100 thoughts on “How To: Tricep Pushdown (Life Fitness Cable)

  1. ive seen a lot of tbis guys "how to perform properly" videos and he has great form and i like how his videos are straight to the point.

  2. you normally have good form, but here the elbows are too far forward and you're too far away from the pulley which affects the effective weight and the possible range of motion

  3. This is so overrated 90 degrees? cmon make a full range motion.. this is why most triceps are undeveloped.! make a stretch for full development..

  4. hi! usually when i do these, i tend to get shoulder ache (been injured) in my final set, rarely in my 2nd set. am i doing something wrong or is this normal? thx

  5. I can do 1 arm tricep presses with 30-40 pounds but turned absolutely retarded when I tried these and could do 50 pounds TOTAL and doing cable curls could only do 60 pounds but can bicep curl 40 with good form. I am never using a machine again i feel like I worked out my shoulders, more than my triceps I just couldn't stabilize without dropping the weight real low. I wish more of these tutorial videos would talk about how much weight they use and how much they started with. I feel like it would be really helpful for people like me who are always uncertain.

  6. Hey man thanks for all your videos, your the first one I go to for help and knowledge. Your not up yourself and your form is perfect. 

    Thanks again mate!

  7. Form is horrible. 1. Body should be closer to the point of action to take the shoulders out of the movement and isolate the triceps .2. You can keep tension on the triceps by pressing the weight down to a full ROM concentrically and back up eccentrically to your sternum. 

  8. Leave him alone about the tshirt! Scott you look great and I prefer you not wearing a shirt! 🙂 I've been lifting for a while and worry about my form. I noticed you brought the weight all the way to your quads. I will try that now

  9. sometimes it burns a little in my right elbow.. if learned that if i spend some more time on the warmups it doesn't hurt.. if it doesn't hurt when warmed up i can continue doing the set right?

  10. Great video but you can go higher (full range of motion) and you're standing too far away from the machine👍 plus chest forward and straight back if you can't do that, go lighter 😉

  11. Is his back suppose to be bent like that? I thought a straight back was always important when lifting anything.

  12. Is there an alternative to this exercise when I only have dumbbells available? I am slowly building my own home gym and only have a bench and a pair of dumbbells, and a treadmill for cardio as my main focus is losing weight and fat burning. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

  13. I have problems doing this I used a straight bar and a rope both at the lowest weight and could only do 3-4 proper reps


    Use pushdowns to really target that lateral head of the tricep!!

  15. Since I've started this workout program, I always refer to your videos to make sure I'm getting everything done right! Thanks again for your help!!!

  16. Instead of keeping the elbows stuck to my body, keeping them fixed at a flared position and then pushing down , makes me feel better in the triceps. Is my form still wrong?

  17. Scott has the best form videos. Ethier is ok too but it seems like Scott has covered all exercises imaginable

  18. I always do it them standing straight up. When I try to bend and have form like these people say, I can do more weight, but also it hurts my shoulders and back and I feel it less in my triceps..

  19. Thanks for confirming this, just wanted to know if I was doing it right and gladly I was, even though I used to always get the pressure on the targetted tricep but wasn't sure enough. Cheers

  20. Doing it wrong dude ur supposed to go all the way up, ur putting a lot of tension in ur tendons thats how u end up with tendonitis

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