Please read our guidelines section before attempting any of our smith machine tricep exercises.
Technique - Start by removing the weight from the bar, twist it to remove it from the supports and set it to a height around the height of your abs muscles. Set the bench to an incline position, slide it into the center of the smith machine length ways underneath the bar. Make sure that the tip of the incline is in front of the bar. Re-attach a suitable amount of weight and sit down on the bench. Sit with your legs apart and feet well planted for stability. Lay back onto the bench and reach behind you to grip the bar. Grip the bar parallel to your shoulders with your palms facing downwards. Twist the bar to remove it from it's supports and start the exercise when ready. Exhale as you pull the bar upwards keeping your upper arms as vertical and solid as possible. Do not allow your arms to fully lockout. Inhale as you lower the bar down in a slow, controlled manner again keeping your upper arms as vertical and solid as possible. Do not allow your arms to reach a complete resting point between reps as this will maintain pressure on the tricep muscles and increase the overall benefits of the exercise.