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Muscles Used


  • Hold your trunk tight and keep your back straight
  • Hold the cable with an overhand grip
  • Lean forward slightly
  • Keep your elbows tucked in
  • Keep your upper arms inline with your torso
  • Start with your arms flexed
  • Push the cable down and almost fully extend your arms
  • Lower the cable to the start position but do not let the weight stack touch down
  • All movement should be generated by your triceps - Do not swing your body to assist the action

Muscles involved

  • Triceps Brachii
— Mark @ 5:50 pm, May 31, 2006

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