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Cable Crossover

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Chest Other Muscles: Shoulders Equipment: Cable Mechanics Type: Isolation Level: Beginner Sport: NoForce: Push
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Cable Crossover Guide

Main Muscle: Chest

  1. To get yourself into the starting position, place the pulleys on a high position (above your head), select the resistance to be used and hold the pulleys in each hand.
  2. Step forward in front of an imaginary straight line between both pulleys while pulling your arms together in front of you. Your torso should have a small forward bend from the waist. This will be your starting position.
  3. With a slight bend on your elbows in order to prevent stress at the biceps tendon, extend your arms to the side (straight out at both sides) in a wide arc until you feel a stretch on your chest. Breathe in as you perform this portion of the movement. Tip: Keep in mind that throughout the movement, the arms and torso should remain stationary; the movement should only occur at the shoulder joint.
  4. Return your arms back to the starting position as you breathe out. Make sure to use the same arc of motion used to lower the weights.
  5. Hold for a second at the starting position and repeat the movement for the prescribed amount of repetitions.

Variations: You can vary the point in front of you where your arms meet.

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8/10

Apr 13, 2016 4:43 PM: The way it is done in the video seem more like a low butterfly, I always thought your hands should pass each other crossing your forearms while alternating left hand over right then right hand over left, getting a good squeeze of the pec muscle. A damn good exercise though.

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Mar 21, 2016 8:14 PM: Thx

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Mar 14, 2016 9:29 AM: excellent to isolate and is works good for me after all my chess bench press cycles... are done

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Sep 8, 2015 1:42 PM: I really like this exercise, but I always feel uncomfortable about keeping the right posture. It's like there is still something wrong no matter how good my body is standing to do it.

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Aug 25, 2015 12:16 AM: This is one of my favorite exercises. I don't know why. Maybe it makes me feel powerful, and it works the chest.

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Sep 24, 2014 3:30 AM: he s so awesome.

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Sep 20, 2014 3:46 AM: Good exercise at the end of your chest workout, superset with a low cable crossover, a burner !!!

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Jul 10, 2014 1:39 PM: Good exercise at the end of your chest workout, superset with a low cable crossover, a burner !!!

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Mar 1, 2014 12:17 PM: Best way to finish off chest workout. 7 sets!

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Jan 28, 2014 12:12 AM: Its good to end the chest exercise with this one !

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