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Cable Chest Press

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders, Triceps
Equipment: Cable
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Cable Chest Press Guide

Main Muscle: Chest

  1. Adjust the weight to an appropriate amount and be seated, grasping the handles. Your upper arms should be about 45 degrees to the body, with your head and chest up. The elbows should be bent to about 90 degrees. This will be your starting position.
  2. Begin by extending through the elbow, pressing the handles together straight in front of you. Keep your shoulder blades retracted as you execute the movement.
  3. After pausing at full extension, return to th starting position, keeping tension on the cables.
  4. You can also execute this movement with your back off the pad, at an incline or decline, or alternate hands.



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Tip: Cable Chest Press

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9/10

May 23, 2014 9:18 PM: I like this exercise in particular because my weaker side always shows through and I can almost completely relax my opposite side thereby putting almost all the weight onto my weaker side to failure.



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Review: Cable Chest Press

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9/10

Sep 19, 2013 4:48 PM: Chest press is a very thorough workout for me, I always finish sore. I definitely incorporate it in all my upper body workouts if Im not doing pushups



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Tip: Cable Chest Press

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10/10

Mar 13, 2012 5:56 AM: This exercise is really good to finish your chest workout! (Bench Press, Incline Machine Press) I prefer to do this exercise standing and twist my hand when performing a rep. I start with my palms facing inward and finish with my palms facing down.



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Review: Cable Chest Press

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6/10

Mar 12, 2012 10:03 AM: I feel like my form is all screwed up with the cables, id much rather prefer the bench or dumbbells



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Review: Cable Chest Press

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10/10

Feb 25, 2012 3:55 PM: This is a great lift! It's wonderful for working your chest without stressing your shoulders as much as cable or dumbbell chest lifts.



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