Tricep Extensions w/ Cable Machine

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The tricep extension on the cable machine is a beginner exercise that targets and isolates the tricep muscle. This exercise is suitable for any fitness level.


Picture of Triceps


Triceps are an often forgotten muscle group. Triceps are located on the opposite side of the biceps at the back of the upper arm. Well strengthened and defined triceps make the arm look bigger and sleeker (reducing the "flabby arm" look).

Picture of Obliques


Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

Equipment Used

Picture of Cable Machine

Cable Machine

The cable machine is a piece of equipment used in weight training or functional training. A wide variety of exercises can be performed using the apparatus.

Exercise Instructions

tricep extensions w/ cable machine - step 1

Step 1

Start with your feet shoulder width apart with a deep bend in your knees for a strong athletic base.

tricep extensions w/ cable machine - step 2

Step 2

With your elbows tucked tight in front of your body, slowly extend you arms and fully contracting your triceps.

tricep extensions w/ cable machine - step 3

Step 3

Bend your elbows and slowly return your arms back to the starting position and repeat.