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Overhead 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 Overhead Cable Triceps Extension, also known as the Cable Triceps Overhead Press, is an isolation exercise that primarily targets the triceps brachii muscle. This exercise is performed by attaching a rope to a cable machine and holding it with both hands, then extending the arms overhead while keeping the elbows close to the head. The exercise involves only the triceps muscle and can be used to build strength and size in this area.

Steps to perform:

  1. Set up a cable machine with a rope or bar attachment at the high pulley.
  2. Face away from the machine and grasp the attachment with an overhand grip.
  3. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, creating a stable base.
  4. Position your arms overhead with elbows slightly bent.
  5. Exhale as you extend your arms, pushing the attachment downward.
  6. Focus on contracting your triceps while keeping your core engaged.
  7. Inhale as you return the attachment to the starting position with control.
  8. Maintain a straight back and avoid arching during the movement.


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