Reverse Grip Pushdowns

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your elbows tucked close by your sides
  • Control the weight, do not swing your arms
    to gain an advantage

Reverse Grip 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 about two feet away from a cable pulley machine with your feet shoulder width apart. Grab the straight bar attachment with an underhand grip at your chest, elbows bent and tucked into your sides. Lean over so that your upper body is slightly more than 45 degrees with the ground. Your elbows should point down.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly pull down
    on the pulley until your arms are fully
    extended. Your upper arms should not move, only your forearms.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return to
    starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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