Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredCable
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypePush
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Triceps Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Standing Low Pulley Overhead Tricep Extension Instructions

  1. Set up for the exercise by attaching a straight bar to the low pulley on a cable pulley machine and selecting the weight you want to use on the stack.
  2. Facing away from the pulley, grab the bar behind your neck with an overhand grip at shoulder width and stand up straight with a slight bend in your knees. This will lift the weight slightly from the stack.
  3. Keep your feet shoulder width apart. Your forearms should be parallel to the floor at this point and your elbows should be pointed at the ceiling.
  4. You should be grabbing the bar behind your head with your palms facing upward. You are now in the starting position.
  5. Moving only at your elbow joints, slowly push the bar straight up until your arms are fully extended.
  6. Keep your upper arms stationary, pause, and then slowly bring the bar back to the starting position.
  7. Repeat this movement for desired reps.


Standing Low Pulley Overhead Tricep Extension Tips

  • Focus on moving the weight with your triceps, keeping control of the weight as you slowly lower the weight stack back to the starting position.
  • Keep your body as still as possible, moving only your forearms.
  • Keep your head up and look straight ahead throughout the movement.
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