The cable press-down, also known as the triceps press-down, is an exercise that targets the triceps muscles. It can be performed using a cable machine and a straight bar or rope attachment. Here’s how to do it:
1- Start by standing in front of a cable machine and selecting a weight that is appropriate for your fitness level.
2- Attach a straight bar or rope attachment to the cable machine and grasp it with an overhand grip, with your hands positioned slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
3- Keep your elbows close to your body and your upper arms stationary, use only your forearms to press the weight down towards your thighs.
4- Slowly release the weight back to the starting position.
5- Repeat for the desired number of reps.
It’s important to keep your core tight and your back straight throughout the exercise to prevent injury and ensure proper form. Also, you should breathe out as you press the weight down and breathe in as you release it. You should use a weight that is appropriate for your fitness level and gradually increase as you get stronger. It’s a good idea to have a spotter with you while performing the cable press-down, as the weight can become heavy and the exercise can become dangerous if not performed correctly.
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