Muscle Group: Triceps

Cable Tricep Kickbacks are a variation of Dumbbell Kickbacks. Cables provide constant tension on the muscle and reduce cheating which makes this a great exercise for developing the upper triceps. Really squeeze your triceps during this exercise to develop that horseshoe like effect.

There are two ways you can do this exercise. You can either kneel/bend by a low cable pulley or kneel over a bench for more support.

Rest your non-working arm either on your knee or on the bench. Take a hold of the handle in your opposite hand, bend your arm and raise your elbow back to about shoulder height. Your arm should be in a 90-degree position. Keeping elbow fixed, press the cable back and up so it’s parallel to the floor. Hold this position for an extreme contraction, then slowly come back down.

Note: It is best to remove any handle or attachment from the end of the cable pulley when performing this movement.