Cable chest press

The standing cable chest press is a compound muscle movement, that works your chest, shoulders and triceps. and also your core and legs as stabilizers improving your balance.
Doing a standing cable press have some benefits over the popular bench press. Since you are standing up and not laying on a bench, you also train your core muscles that stabilize your body through the movement. This will allow a more functional training using your whole body working together in this movement while also isolating the chest muscles.
Another benefit of using cable, is that cable offers a steady resistance throughout the entire range of motion, from the beginning of a movement through the end.
Also, cables are easier to control, and will reduce the risk of injury, So this type of exercise is better for beginners. Unlike with free weights, there is no risk you will drop the weights on yourself, So this is a good choice if you don't have a spotter.

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How to do

  1. Stand between two shoulder height pulleys, facing away from cable columns. Grasp cable handle from each side. Position handles to sides of chest with elbows out to sides, Your arms should be slightly below shoulder height. Step forward with one foot in front, bending forward leg.
  2. Push handles forward until arms are straight and parallel to one another. Keep your core tight throughout the exercise.
  3. Return handles to original position until slight stretch is felt in chest or shoulders. Repeat.

  4. Make sure the elbows travel in a straight path forward and back.

    Switch the leg that is positioned forward halfway through each set. to make sure to work both legs equally.

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