Tall guys in this guide, I’ll share with you the advantages of integrating tricep band pushdowns into the strength training routine for tall guys. With adjustable resistance, joint-friendly movements, and effective tricep isolation, the benefits are undeniable. 

The versatility of tricep band pushdowns, achievable virtually anywhere, makes them an accessible addition to home workouts or gym sessions.

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Understanding The Tricep Band Pushdown For Tall Guys

Longer limbs can sometimes make it challenging to effectively engage certain muscle groups, but tricep band pushdowns provide a customizable and joint-friendly exercise that tall guys can incorporate into their strength training routine.

How To Do Tricep Band Pushdowns For Tall Guys

Tricep Band Pushdown Advantages For Tall Guys

Adjustable resistance

Tricep band pushdowns allow for easily adjustable resistance, accommodating various strength levels and providing a customized workout experience.


Tricep band pushdowns effectively isolate the triceps, helping tall guys build strength and definition in this muscle group.


The exercise can be performed virtually anywhere with a resistance band, making it accessible for home workouts or gym sessions. Plus the versatility allows for easy use for us tall guys no matter what the gym set up is like.

Tricep Band Pushdown Disadvantages For Tall Guys


I have come across no disadvantages for the tricep band pushdowns when it comes to our longer bodies.

Tools You'll Need

  • Resistance band

How To Do Tricep Band Pushdowns For Tall Guys

1. Tricep band pushdowns set up

  • Attach a resistance band to a bar above head height.
  • Stand facing the bar, grasping the band with both hands.
this is a photo of a resistance band attached to a bar for tricep band pushdowns
this is a photo of tall Paul facing a resistance band for tricep band pushdowns

2. Hand placement

  • Position your hands shoulder-width apart, palms facing down or gripping the band in a hammer curl position.
  • Keep your elbows close to your sides throughout the exercise.
this is a photo go tall Paul gripping a resistance band for tricep band pushdowns

3. Initial position

  • Stand with a slight forward lean, engaging your core for stability.
  • Ensure a comfortable and balanced stance.

Tall guy tip: Stagger your stance slightly. Move your front foot 2-3 inches forward so your right heel is in line with the base of the toes of your left foot.

Doing this will help you initiate the lower core engagement needs to take any unnecessary pressure off your back.

this is a photo of tall Paul in a stagger stance with a slight forward lean for a tricep band pushdown
  • If the only bar in your gym is close to your head height then drop down on two knees with a wide stance, allowing your feet to splay out to create a solid base.
this is a photo of tall Paul doing the triceps band pushdowns on his knees which is better for tall guys

4. Downward movement

  • Begin the exercise by extending your elbows and pushing the band downward.
  • Focus on using the triceps to control the movement.
this is a photo of tall Paul starting the tricep band pushdowns

5. Full extension

  • Fully extend your arms, pushing the band down until your elbows are straight.
  • Emphasize the contraction in the triceps at the bottom of the movement.
this is a photo of tall Paul fully extending on the tricep band pushdown

6. Controlled return

  • Slowly and controlled, allow your arms to return to the starting position.
  • Maintain tension on the triceps throughout the entire range of motion.
this is a photo of tall Paul coming back to the tarting position for the tricep band pushdown

7. Breathing technique

  • Inhale as you start the movement and exhale as you push the band downward.
  • Inhale again as you return to the starting position.

8. Reps and sets

  • Reps and sets all depend on your goals for the gym & what other lifts you have done that day to complement the tricep band pushdowns.
  • I create tall guy workout plans, click through and message me your fitness goals and I can tell you the reps and set you will want to hit.