Cable Tricep Extension With V-Bar

Exercise / Triceps

Cable Tricep Extension With V-Bar overview

The Cable Tricep Extension with V-Bar is an effective tricep isolation exercise that utilizes a cable machine. This movement targets the triceps, helping to enhance strength, definition, and overall arm development. Explore the specifications, step-by-step instructions, and variations to optimize the benefits of the Cable Tricep Extension with V-Bar in your arm training routine.

The Cable Tricep Extension with V-Bar primarily targets the triceps.

Cable Tricep Extension With V-Bar how to perform

  • Step 1: Begin by attaching a V-Bar to the low pulley of a cable machine. Adjust the weight to an appropriate resistance.
  • Step 2: Stand facing the cable machine, grasping the V-Bar with both hands in an overhand grip.
  • Step 3: Take a step back to create tension in the cable, with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Step 4: Engage your core, keep your back straight, and position your elbows close to your sides.
  • Step 5: Inhale and extend your elbows, pushing the V-Bar down until your arms are fully extended.
  • Step 6: Squeeze your triceps at the bottom of the movement.
  • Step 7: Exhale and slowly return to the starting position by bending your elbows.


Perform each repetition with controlled movements, focusing on the contraction of the triceps.

Starting position

Final position

CAUTION: Rember to consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any pre-existing conditions.

Exercise Tips

  • Maintain a stable stance with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Keep your back straight and chest up throughout the movement.
  • Control the descent and ascent to maximize tricep engagement.
  • Use a weight that challenges you while allowing for proper form.


  1. Single-Arm Cable Tricep Extension with V-Bar: Perform the exercise one arm at a time for unilateral engagement.
  2. Rope Attachment Tricep Extension: Replace the V-Bar with a rope attachment for a different grip and muscle engagement.
  3. Overhead Cable Tricep Extension: Adjust the cable to a higher position and perform tricep extensions with the V-Bar overhead.
  4. High-Intensity Techniques: Incorporate techniques such as drop sets or supersets for added intensity.