High-Pulley Overhead Triceps Extension

May 31, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

High-Pulley Overhead Triceps Extension

Here’s a great triceps exercise that I’m doing right now. It’s called the High-Pulley Overhead Triceps Extension. It’s done bent-over in a lunge position using a rope. As you extend the elbows, flare the hands out and pause in the contracted position. When you return back to the start, make sure that the forearms make contact with the biceps to get a full stretch of the triceps.

The movement starts with a neutral grip in the stretched position and twists to a pronated grip in the contracted position with the elbows elevated near the head. To promote balanced triceps development, I’m doing the One-Arm Reverse-Grip Pressdown in my current routine as well. That exercise is done with the elbows held in a low position using a supinated grip. Get all the details in How to Balance Your Triceps Development.