Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the cable tricep extension exercise. You can also check out some more triceps exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.

Instructions for Cable Tricep Extension

To perform a set of cable tricep extension:

  1. Starting Position

    Stand beneath the pulley of a cable station and grab the rope attachment with both hands in a neutral grip. Your trunk should be in a neutral position and your elbows very close to your body.

  2. Concentric (Downward) Motion

    Keeping your elbows tight to your body, pull the rope downwards until your arms are fully extended. If you are not standing with your back supported, be aware to keep your trunk stable throughout the movement.

  3. Bottom Position

    Pause at the bottom position for a 2 sec count while squeezing your triceps to extend your arms.

  4. Eccentric (Upward) Motion

    Slowly bend at the elbows only to bring your hands back to the height of your chest. Remember to breathe normally throughout the entire movement.

  5. End position

    Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed the desired number of cable tricep extension repetitions before resting.

This completes one set of cable tricep extension.