Tricecps kickbacks have always been a popular exercise for isolating the
dumbbell triceps kickbacks which have 'dead spots' in the range of
motion where the load will not be fully distributed on the triceps muscle,
kickbacks on resistance cables provide the triceps with the same resistance
throughout the full range of motion.
You can use these Total Gym triceps kickbacks at any point of your
triceps workout. If you are using them in a chest &
triceps, or full body training split it is better off if you do them
after the compound exercises which involve multiple muscles and joints.
Safety Considerations for Total Gym Triceps Kickbacks
Any time you are using the cables on the Total Gym you have to be careful
about the way you distribute your body weight. If your body is suspended
freely on the Total Gym bench by holding the cables your position will make
it safe or unsafe. Since your upper body weight is leaning forward for
kickbacks, you should have no instability problems but once you sit back up
to a kneeling position you have to be very careful that you don't
accidentally lose balance as it is hard to maintain from that position.