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    Elbows flared pushdown


    I've been trying to utilize the tricep pushdown with the elbows flared out. I'm not quite sure how I am supposed to stand because it seems like I would need to literally lean over the bar in order to get the full effects. Only problem is that the cable is in the way. Do I just keep my elbows out, with a wide grip on the bar, and lean forward as much as possible while pushing down ?

    I've also heard mixed reviews about this exercise.

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    put your head on one side of the cable and lean over a bit. I dont see how the cable would really be in the way too much. Its somewhat like a bench press from the standing position pushing down tho.
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    what piston said.. I've been doing those the past few weeks, love em.. Mimicks C/G decline BB. Just lean your head to one side and lean forward a bit, not too much. Really burns the tri's.
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    yeah i like them from time to time too. when i want to go really heavy
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    How heavy are the cables you guys are using? Mine only goes up to 150 and I can handle that with strict form
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    Mine are 150 as well, pretty much maxed them out so when I do them, I usually do them for my first exercise and go to 15-20 reps to warm up for the rest of my tri workout
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    I'll try it again sometime. My trap is pushing against the cable when I'm leaving forward. Maybe im leaning in too much.
  

  
 

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