Cable Chest Press Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Cable
  • Compound
  • Push (Bilateral)
  • Beginner
  • Shoulders, Triceps
Chest Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Exercise Instructions

  1. Set both pulleys slightly above shoulder height and select the desired weight.
  2. Grasp both handles with a slightly pronated grip and take a step forward to split the stance.
  3. Press the handles slightly down to lockout while flexing the pecs and extending the elbows.
  4. Slowly lower back to the starting position and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Exercise Tips

  1. Maintain more tension through the pecs by not locking out the elbows entirely.
  2. Don’t allow the handles to collide at the top of each rep.
  3. If you’re feeling pain within the shoulder joint itself (specifically at the front), ensure your shoulder blades are slightly retracted and try to keep the shoulder girdle “packed”.
  4. Ensure you maintain some tension in your abs and don’t allow your lower back to arch excessively.

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2 Comments+ Post Comment

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Posted Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:36

That's what I noticed and a good question.

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Posted Sun, 12/01/2013 - 06:45

I'm wondering...
Isn't it wrong to bring your ellbows so far behind your back?
I've been reading alot and most people say you got to bring your arms back untill they are both on a straight line.