Informational purposes. Not specific advice for you.
This exercise hits the triceps near the lower portion of the upper arm. There are many, many ways to perform a tricep pushdown, or extention and others but in this case I chose to learn forward and extend my arms forward for a burn lower on the arm. Cables or a Functional Trainer are great for triceps. I am making a lot of videos to help demonstrate a lot of triceps exercises using cables.
Personally, I really like tricep pushdowns and I like to go heavy too. I find that I can add a lot of weight with this exercise and I get good results from it.
Form & Safety
As always form and safety is extremely important. Injury is always possible. I have been doing movements like this for 26 years and adding weight is natural for me. Use caution and consult professionals. But keep in mind rule 2! Intensity is one of the rules I have lived by for over 26 years.
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