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Straight Bar Pushdowns

Exercise Tips

  • Use your upper arms as platforms that never move
  • Do not use the weight of your upper body to assist you with the workout - triceps only
  • Control the weight- do not let it simply fall back into position

Straight Bar Pushdowns

This exercise targets your triceps and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Cable Machine, Straight Bar Attachment

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Triceps

Equipment: Cable Machine, Straight Bar Attachment

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Triceps

Starting Position: Stand facing a cable pulley machine with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Grab the bar attachment with an overhand grip, hands in front of your chest and elbows pointing straight down to the floor.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly push down on the straight bar until your arms are fully extended.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return your arms to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.