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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: No
Force: 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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Sep 24, 2014 3:30 AM: he s so awesome.



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9/10

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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10/10

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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10/10

Jan 14, 2014 10:34 AM: Can get all parts of your Pecs with this



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Tip: Cable Crossover

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jan 9, 2014 8:35 AM: Accordingly by the book I know your probably not suppose to do it like this but i haven't had any problems yet and have been getting good results and i can go very heavy on it Bend you elbows like you about to do a push up or dip don't extended your elbows like on this video i promise you You'll get...+See More



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10/10

Oct 10, 2013 4:56 PM: I don't get the hate on this exercise. Great way to end your chest day with a nice stretch and constant pressure on your muscles. Highly recommend. Make sure you're using the same motion every time with moderate weight.



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Review: Cable Crossover

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7/10

Jun 6, 2013 10:00 PM: i have only 1 poly .How do i do that can anyone help me ....!



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Tip: Cable Crossover

Exercise Rating
9/10

May 22, 2013 8:52 PM: I think this exercise is a little difficult to get the hang of. Cable exercises in general can have a lot of variance in how you do them, thus what results you get out of them depend on your knowledge of how to perform them.

Perform this one slowly with light to moderate weight to figure...+See More



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