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Cable Seated Overhead Tricep Extension I



  • Sit on a bench with a near vertical back rest (10°-20°)
  • The top of back rest should be no higher than your ears
  • Attach a flat bar to a low pulley machine
  • Grasp the bar with an overhand shoulder width or narrower grip
  • Lift the bar overhead, so that the upper arms are vertical
  • The elbows should be at shoulder width


  • Flex the elbows lowering the bar towards back of neck
  • Keep the upper arms vertical and the shoulder flexed. The elbows should hardly move.
  • The elbows should be kept at shoulder width
  • Stop when a mild stretch is felt in the triceps or arm becomes muscle bound


  • Lift the bar by extending the elbows
  • Stop when the elbows are fully extended
Type: Strength
Duration: seconds per repitition
Rest Periods:


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