I experience serious pain when doing tricep push-downs across the outer palm of one hand (from ring finger to pinky). It's worst with the rope and v attachments , lesser with a 'w' shaped bar with wrists bent in, and least with a straight bar. Currently I cannot adequately stimulate my triceps with this exercise.
On the reverse of this exercise (i.e., skull-crusher) there is no pain. I would stick with skull-crushers but the force spectrum delta really sucks (i.e., hard at bottom, less difficult at middle, joke at top). I sometimes do a skull crusher with a cable machine (no delta here), but it involves considerable set-up time so it is not always feasible in my training window for a given day.
Any idea why and how I can go about remedying or minimizing the pain?
Thanks - Chris