This version of the triceps push-down uses a rope for better definition in the muscle.


  1. Stand in front of a cable machine and attach a rope to a high pulley.
  2. Grasp the rope with an overhead (palms facing down) grip.
  3. Draw your abs in and keep your back straight.
  4. Keeping your elbows at your side push the rope down towards your thighs, if possible split the rope apart at the bottom.
  5. Pause for a moment and then return to the starting position.


You may want to stager one foot in front of the other for a better stance.