V Bar Pushdowns

Exercise Tips

  • Use your upper arms as platforms that
    never move
  • Make sure you are not using your
    upper body weight to assist you
  • Control the weight- do not let
    it pull your arms back up to starting position

V 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, V Bar Attachment

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Triceps

Equipment: Cable Machine, V 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. Bend over slightly and grab the v bar attachment with an overhand grip, arms in front of your chest, elbows pointing straight down to the ground.

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

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