Tricep Push Downs – the “Right Way” for Big Arms!

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The tricep push down is a great move for building the triceps. But a lot of people do them wrong by placing excess strain on the elbow joints. In this video I'll show you the right way to do them for maximum results.

I personally like to take my tricep push downs and tricep extensions through a full range of motion and purposely stretch out the triceps in the bottom of the rep.

However, a lot of folks will purposely stop their reps short by only bringing their arms to 90 degree angles. What this does is lock up your elbows and places all the stress on the joint. But when you go past 90 degrees (especially with tricep work) you'll stretch out the muscles and transfer the stress from the elbow joint to the actual triceps themselves.

I suggest you try doing both variations in your next arm workout, stopping at 90 degrees, and also going through the full range of motion and stretching out your triceps. And then decide for yourself what one works the best for you.

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Rates : 0
  1. abcdef abcdef / December 26, 2013

    Been stopping at midpoint and yes pains in elbow. Thanks lee.

  2. Weedplants420 / September 5, 2014

    U must be from st.johns, newfoundland haha

  3. Raymond Thomas / September 21, 2014

    I agree with you, I’ve had the odd elbow problem and I think that came from
    locking my elbows out on skull crushers

  4. delimanxt91 / January 1, 2015

    Wow I actually feel a lot better about how I was doing that work out I
    tried for a few days to lock out at a 90 degree angle like all the other
    guys at the gym and I really felt the stress on my elbow joint 

  5. paul hudson / January 25, 2015

    Thankyou Lee im learning so much from these videos

    • Lee Hayward / January 27, 2015

      +paul hudson You’re welcome, glad to hear you enjoy the videos.

    • badhand82 / February 22, 2015

      Shut your fucking mouth Lee.

  6. Jayskiallthewayski / March 31, 2015

    Thing with this though is that there’s a rest position which you should
    tried to avoid. You can see it clearly at about 10 O clock

  7. Pao Nico / May 14, 2015

    So does he do Brazilian Jiujitsu??? Just noticed his shirt

  8. Chris sprinkle / June 2, 2015

    With all these tips why you so small

  9. Uncle Corky / June 4, 2015

    Lee is it ok to do this exercise the opposite direction with my back flat
    up against the bench?

  10. Sxrillez / July 10, 2015

    Niiice! Thanks Lee!

  11. Kevon Trotter / October 17, 2015

    Tim riggins got jacked ?

  12. jerin sunil / October 30, 2015

    bro my spine hurt when i come down. it hurts a lot.

  13. unitG19 / October 31, 2015

    Aren’t you supposed to be upright? It seems like you are leaning forward a

    • Mark Richardson / February 28, 2016

      He’s keeping a slight arch in the back….

  14. Coke Man / January 3, 2016

    good vids

  15. Truth is a must / February 24, 2016

    He’s absolutely correct!

  16. TheFAHADQ8 / April 8, 2016

    maybe you should warm up full range but do heavy weights with 90 degrees

  17. sveinndagur / June 1, 2016

    Is it ok to just use one harm when doing this? My left arm is weaker than
    my right one to a point that my shoulder is messed up.

    • Lee Hayward / June 2, 2016

      Yes, you can do single arm push downs with the single handle cable

    • sveinndagur / June 2, 2016

      +Lee Hayward
      Ah I see thanks!

  18. Jeannie White / June 15, 2016

    Well shoot! I have been doing this one wrong and teaching it wrong.

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