Cable Exercises That’ll Sculpt Your Triceps

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By challenging your control, and strength and sculpting your posture, cable exercises are a wholesome form of workout. What’s more, they’re particularly useful for developing powerful triceps. Here are some of the most effective cable exercises to sculpt your triceps.

Triceps Pushdown

For this workout, you’ll need to use the cable pulley up top. Face the machine and stand two feet away with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold the rope handle at the base and keep your elbows locked into your sides. Lower the cables and extend your elbows until fully extended. Return to the starting position.

Overhead Tricep Extension

Stand with your back to the machine. Grab the pulley on the bottom and hold the handles behind your head. Pull the cable upwards until your arms are extended and then return to the start. You can also perform this exercise with a dumbbell if a cable machine is not available.

Triceps Kickback

Using the pulley below, grab the handles and stand three feet away from the machine. Bend your back over, keeping your core engaged, and bend your knees slightly. Make sure your elbows are bent at a 90-degree angle and pull the cable back before returning to the starting position. If you struggle to extend fully, then perform this workout with dumbbells.