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    Tricep Pushdown Preferences?

    I guess there are 3 main varieties of the tricep pushdown.

    A cable attached to:
    1. a straight bar
    2. a V bar
    3. a rope

    I was wondering which one you would make your main exercise, and which one you would use as your accessory exercise. Right now I'm doing 5 sets with a rope as my main exercise, and then 3 sets with the flat bar as my accessory.

    I switched to these reluctantly as skull crushes were bothering my neck....
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    close grip bench, personally the rope tho if it comes to it
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    ^^^ what that guy said

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    I rarely do pushdowns but the straight bar is my preference when i do.

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    I prefer the rope...but mix them up, along with reverse grip straight bar, and single hand regular/reversed.
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    I agree with 420lifter on close-grip bench. I never use tricep pushdowns as a main exercise for triceps. Have you tried close-grip bench or dips? I'm also not sure how skull crushers would bother your neck. When I do pushdowns in most cases I use a rope, but I do try to mix it up.

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    Close Grip Bench, Dips, or Tri Extensions imo as your main exercises.

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    My preference w/cables has always been the V bar....straight bar and close grip bench always seems so awkward for me. I'm really just not much of a fan of the rope, either, which is funny since that and the straight bar (other than close-grip) seems to be what everyone else likes so much.

    Dips are always fun, though, too.

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    Close grip bench hurts my shoulder bad. Skullcrushers hit my trics really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicia1 View Post
    Close grip bench hurts my shoulder bad.
    Me too. I don't have a Dip bar, so it's basically skull crushers (which hurt my neck), Tricep pushdowns, or bench dips ~ which I can do for days....
    Does this pose make my camera look big?

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