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Cross Cable Triceps Extension Guide

  1. Exercise Type: Isolation - focuses on targeting and isolating specific muscle groups, allowing for targeted muscle development.
  2. Targeted Muscle Groups:
    • primary: triceps

How to perform?

The Cross Cable Triceps Extension is an isolation exercise that primarily focuses on the triceps, the muscles found on the back of the upper arm. This exercise also engages secondary muscle groups such as the rear delts, rotator cuff, and lats.

Steps to perform:

  1. Set up a cable machine with two handles at the high pulleys.
  2. Stand in the center, facing the machine, with one handle in each hand.
  3. Hold the handles with an overhand grip, arms crossed in front of you.
  4. Position your feet shoulder-width apart for stability.
  5. Exhale as you extend your arms, pushing the handles away from your body.
  6. Focus on contracting your triceps at the end of the movement.
  7. Inhale as you bring the handles back to the starting position with control.
  8. Keep your core engaged and maintain a straight posture throughout.

Note: To increase the challenge and add variety to the Cross Cable Triceps Extension, you can try performing the exercise kneeling or in a split-stance position. These modifications shift the center of mass and challenge your core stability, ultimately providing an added stimulus to your triceps muscles. However, be sure to master the basic form and stability in the standard standing position before attempting variations.


This exercise doesn't have any variations

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