Reverse-Grip Pressdown

The reverse-grip pressdown is a single-joint exercise that targets your triceps while strengthening your upper back and rear shoulder muscles.


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    Facing an adjustable cable machine, grab a straight-bar attachment from a high setting with an underhand grip. Holding the bar, bring your elbows to your sides so your forearms are parallel to the floor.
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    Extend your forearms straight down by contracting the triceps. Pause, then raise forearms to the start position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Lean slightly forward at hips.
  • To ensure a healthy back, keep your chin parallel to the floor.
  • Keep your elbows stationary throughout the movement.