Cable Squats

How to do the Cable Squats

To perform Cable Squats stand upright with the straight bar in a curled position. This isn't the most comfortable exercise but it will help you complete a squat on a universal machine. Slowly lower your body into a squat position with your knees never extending past your toes, your back straight and thighs parallel with the floor. Now explode upwards to complete the repitition. Repeat.

Spotter Information:
Stand behind the athlete performing the cable squats to make sure they are performing the squats properly.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Quadricep
  • Thigh
  • Rectus Femoris
  • Hamstrings
  • Cable
  • Stabilizers

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
125.9 lbs11 181 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 125.9 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 62 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Cable Squats

Purpose Type Level
Sport Specific Advanced
Sport Specific Advanced
Muscular Definition Beginner
Sport Specific Intermediate

Make a Workout

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.