Reverse-Grip Triceps Pressdown

This exercise increases strength and size of the triceps muscle. The underhand-grip keeps the focus of the exercise on the triceps while removing assistance from the forearms.


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    Face a cable machine with a high pulley and grab the straight bar handle attachment with an underhand grip.
  2. Reverse-Grip Triceps Pressdown
    Bring elbows to your sides so forearms are parallel to the floor. Keeping elbows in the same position, extend forearms straight down by contracting the triceps. Return to the start position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Stand tall. Avoid leaning too far forward.
  • Make sure not to lose tension on the triceps at top of the movement.