Work your triceps with just a band
Like the seated row, triceps pressdown machines are often part of a larger cable-crossover system. But you don’t need a stack of weight plates to workout your tris.
How to do it: Simply loop the center of your CLX band over any sturdy object. I used the handle of a spin bike, but you could use a door knob, a pullup bar or a towel rack, just as long as the object won’t move when you pull against it. Stand or kneel in front of the object (depending on its height), and bend your elbows to 90-degrees grasping two of the CLX band’s loops so that the band is taut when your arms are bent. Press straight down and back as you extend your arms and engage your triceps. Hold for a count, then return to start.
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Laura Williams is an exercise physiologist and former gym manager who hates hearing people say it costs too much to get fit. Find out her other pet peeves on Twitter @girlsgonesporty.