Purpose: This movement is used to isolate the triceps.
Execution: Begin by attaching the v-bar attachment to a high pulley machine. Stand approximately 2 feet away from the machine and grip the v-bar on the handles. Bring your arms close to your body and slightly lean forward; keep your core tight during this movement. Bring the v-bar down so that your forearms are parallel with the floor; this is your starting position and you should return to this position at the end of each rep. Begin the movement by pushing the v-bar down until your arms are fully extended at your side. Hold this position and squeeze your triceps. Finally, slowly raise the v-bar back to your side, with your forearms parallel to the floor. Repeat this movement until you complete all of the repetitions in your set.
Variations: This exercise can also be done with a straight bar attachment, or this can be done one arm at a time using a single handle.
Insider Tip: Keep your upper arm still and your elbow should be the axis of movement. Make sure to keep your core tight throughout the entire movement.
Tricep Pushdown V-Bar Attachment Start and Finish Images
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