Cables defy gravity and increase variety to your workout
Cable exercises are a great way to implement variety into a workout. Cables are usually attached to a type of universal machine or can be a standalone machine. Cable machines can be used as an entire home workout gym as hundreds of exercises can be performed with hand grips, bars or leg attachments. Cables are not effected by gravity and can be complementary to dumbbells.
|Picture||Name of Cable Exercise|
|Close Grip Pulldowns |
Using a narrow grip handle, put your knees underneath the pad, and lean back slightly. Pull the handle down smoothly until it touches the top of your chest. Now extend your arm...
|Lat Pulldown Using a wide bar, hold it with a wide comfortable grip, while putting your knees underneath the pad. Pull the bar down smoothly until it touches the top of your chest. Now extend...|
|Seated Row To begin the seated row take hold of the handles of your favorite bar (it could be like the one shown). Sit with your back straight while keeping your legs bent and feet against t...|
|Lying Cable Curls Start by lying on a bench with your arms straight up holding a straight bar attached to a cable. With your back flat on the bench lower the weight using your biceps keeping your e...|
|One Arm Cable Curls Start with a cable in one hand standing perfectly erect. Now raise the weight while keeping your elbow into your side and breathing out on the way up. Breathe in on the way down ...|
|Cable Curls |
Stand facing a low pulley with a straigth bar attached to it. Grasp the bar with a shoulder width grip and arms extended down. Keeping the upper arm rigid, curl the bar up un...
|Lying Down Cable Curls Start by lying down on a mat with a cable between your legs. Now while maintaining keeping your back firmly on the ground, lift the weight using your biceps and brachialis. This ...|
|One Arm Reverse Pulldowns Start by standing up with your back and head straight. Grasp a single arm bar, and hold it with your palm facing you. Now, with your other hand holding something for support, bri...|
|Tricep Pulldowns Stand while grasping a bent bar used for this exercise, keeping your back and head straight. Now lower the weight while keeping your elbows tight close to your body. your back sh...|
|Angled Cable Triceps Extension |
Stand in between two high pulleys with single handles. Grasp the right handle with your left hand and the left handle with your right hand. Hold the handles in front of your ...
|Cable Incline Pulldowns Start by sitting as shown with the bar of your choice to do the pulldowns. Now with your elbows in tight to your body lower the weight and extend the bar/rope until it is fully ex...|
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