Cable Crossovers (upper chest) Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Cable
  • Isolation
  • Push
  • Beginner
  • Shoulders
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Chest Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Cable Crossovers (upper chest) Instructions

  1. Set up the cable machine for crossovers by adjusting the pulleys to the highest point possible on both sides and attaching single grip handles.
  2. Set your desired weight on the weight stacks and grasp each handle with your palms facing down.
  3. Take a step forward. 
  4. With your arms slightly bent at the elbows, keep your chest up and eyes facing forwards. This is the starting position for the exercise.
  5. Rotating at the shoulders only and moving your arms in a circular motion, slowly bring the handles together out in front of your body around head height.
  6. Squeeze your chest as you bring the handles together.
  7. Slowly lower the weight back to the starting position and then repeat for desired reps.

Exercise Tips:

  1. Form is more important that weight on this exercise.
  2. Focus on getting a good chest squeeze on the way down, and a good stretch on the way up.
  3. Keep your elbows slightly bent throughout the movement, and do not change the angle of your arms.