Tricep Pulldowns

How to do the Tricep Pulldowns

Stand while grasping a bent bar used for this exercise, keeping your back and head straight. Now lower the weight while keeping your elbows tight close to your body. your back should always be stationary. Once you have lowered the weight under control you can now raise it back to the starting position.

Spotter Information:
Spotting can be done by standing in at the side of the individual.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Triceps
  • Arms
  • Isolation
  • Cable
  • Upper Body

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
60.3 lbs13.4 83.6 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 60.3 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 30 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Tricep Pulldowns

Purpose Type Level
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Muscular Definition Beginner
Hypertrophy Advanced
Sport Specific Advanced
Hypertrophy Advanced
Muscular Definition Advanced
Muscular Definition Advanced

Make a Workout

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.