V Bar Tricep Pushdown

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: V grip tricep pushdown
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Cable machine, v bar attachment
  • Muscles Targeted: Triceps
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 10-12 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: Tricep rope pushdown

The v bar variation is similar to the straight bar triceps pushdown but performed with a v bar attachment. It is commonly included in arm workout regimen to engage the lateral head of your triceps.

V Bar Tricep Pushdown Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: V grip tricep pushdown
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Cable machine, v bar attachment
  • Muscles Targeted: Triceps
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 10-12 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: Tricep rope pushdown

How to do a V Bar Tricep Pushdown

Attach a v bar to the high-pulley cable and hold it with a pronated, shoulder-width grip. Stand straight and keep your torso upright while bringing the upper arms close to your body. Push the bar down by extending your arms so that it makes contact with the front of your thighs. Pause at the contracted position for about 1 to 2 seconds and then move the bar up to the initial point.

Tips

  • Do not rock back and forth and use your body momentum to perform the exercise.
  • Make sure to contract your triceps and use it to do all the movement.

Alternative Exercise

Tricep Rope Pushdown

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