Cable Pushdown

Cable Pushdown


This exercise involves using a cable machine to perform tricep pushdowns. The cable is attached to a high pulley and the individual uses a straight bar or rope attachment to push the cable down towards their thighs, engaging their tricep muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Cable Pushdown Instructions

  1. Attach a straight bar to the high pulley of a cable machine.
  2. Stand facing the machine with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent.
  3. Grasp the bar with an overhand grip, with your hands shoulder-width apart.
  4. Keeping your elbows close to your sides, exhale and push the bar down until your arms are fully extended.
  5. Hold for a moment, then inhale and slowly return the bar to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Cable Pushdown Form & Visual

Cable Pushdown

Cable Pushdown Benefits

  • Targets the triceps muscles, helping to build strength and size in the arms
  • Can be easily adjusted to target different areas of the triceps by changing the grip or the angle of the cable
  • Isolation exercise that helps to prevent other muscles from compensating for weak triceps
  • Can be performed with a variety of equipment, including cables, bands, or a machine
  • Can be easily modified for different fitness levels by adjusting the weight or reps
  • Helps to improve overall upper body strength and stability

Cable Pushdown Muscles Worked

  • Triceps brachii
  • Anconeus

Cable Pushdown Variations & Alternatives

  • Reverse Grip Cable Pushdown
  • Single Arm Cable Pushdown
  • Overhead Cable Tricep Extension
  • V-Bar Cable Pushdown
  • Rope Cable Pushdown
  • Close Grip Cable Pushdown
  • Underhand Cable Pushdown
  • Wide Grip Cable Pushdown
  • Standing Cable Tricep Extension
  • Seated Cable Tricep Extension