Standing Cable Chest Press

Step 1

Connect the handle attachments and set the cable pulleys to shoulder height. Stand between the cables, turn to face away from the cable pulley and grasp one handle in each hand in an overhand grip (palms facing down). Take two steps forward and plant your feet in a split stance with your left foot forward and right foot back (or the other way around if this is more comfortable), ensuring that your feet are slightly further than shoulder-width apart. Extend your arms directly in front of your chest with your hands touching, ensuring that the cables are running over your shoulders rather than under. This is your starting position.

Step 2

Inhale. Bend your elbows outwards to bring the handles back towards your shoulders, ensuring that your forearms remain parallel to (in line with) the floor at all times.

Step 3

Exhale. Using the muscles in your chest and arms, extend your elbows to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.

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