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Cable cross overs


COURTESY OF GLOBAL FITNESS

Major muscles used

  • Pectorals - Inner and outer chest

Performing cable cross overs

  • Grasp a handle of a high pulley in each hand. Step far enough away from the machine to raise the weight stacks.
  • Your feet should be hip-width apart, your knees slightly bent and you should be leaning slightly forward.
  • Your hands should be at shoulder level with your elbows bent at a 45 degree angle, with hands facing downward.
  • Pull both handles downward in an arch while flexing (squeezing) your chest muscles until your hands meet at chest level. Hold for a brief second while flexing (squeezing) your chest.
  • Slowly return to the starting position in a controlled manner.

Be careful

  • Don't jerk the weights downward and don't let the weights pull your arms upward to the starting position. Always use a slow, controlled movement avoiding momentum.

Alternative exercises to cable cross overs

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