Today's Edge: Get more bang for your buck with the Cable Tricep Pull & Press. There's a time and place for isolated tricep work, but exercises that hit multiple muscle groups are always helpful for training efficiency. 

The Cable Tricep Pull & Press targets the triceps, lats, and core. The core is challenged to keep the mid/low back from arching out while you stay in the bent over position. 

Use a straight bar cable attachment. Step back away from the cable machine to make room for both the pull and press actions of the exercise. Take a 1/4 bow and pull the weight to your chest. Immediately push the bar straight to the ground. Keep your weight evenly distributed through your feet. Avoid the tendency to fall back on your heels. Keep your back flat throughout and avoid letting your shoulders hug your ears at the top of the motion. 

This is a great exercise to super set in an upper body pull day or as part of a total body day. Shoot for 2-4 sets of 8-15 repetitions.

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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS spent 6 seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and is the founder of TD Athletes Edge.  He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

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