Skill level
Strength Training
Adjustable Cable Machine, Straight Cable Bar
Body Parts
Delts, Pecs, Triceps

This version of a triceps pressdown looks more like a downward vertical press—as if you’re pressing down on a dynamite detonator—and recruits the pecs and delts, in addition to your triceps. 

Step-by-step instructions

1. Grasp a straight bar on a high pulley with a narrow, overhand grip. Engage the triceps to push down.
2. Maintain a narrow grip and press to full extension.
Trainer's tips
  • Allow your elbows to flare out, and keep your head to one side of the cable.