Movement of the Week: Standing Cable Chest Press
Hey everyone, it’s Coach Dom with another Movement of the Week.
We’ve all done a typical benchpress about a thousand times, but if you switch it up a little, you can get a lot more bang for your buck.
The standing cable chest press adds elements of balance, anti-rotational training, and core work to give you way more than a benchpress can.
Standing Cable Chest Press
Start with your feet hip width apart, holding the cable with your right hand, your arm at a 90-degree angle. Keep your shoulders down and lean forward with your upper body slightly.
Throughout the movement, it’s important to keep your midsection still; don’t turn or twist as you do this.
Punch out with your right hand, then bring your hand back down to your side in a slow, controlled motion (it’ll feel a lot like using a rowing machine).
Why It’s Great
Standing during this move is a great way to engage your midsection and improve your balance, since you’ll be working extra hard to keep your core still. You’ll really start to feel this in your abs, especially as you’re lowering the weights on the cable.
It’s a great move to work your chest, biceps, and shoulders, too.
If you hate lying on a bench or you’re just looking to get a little more out of your workouts, definitely give this one a try.
At Breakthrough Fitness, we’re always looking for ways to shake up the traditional workout by offering dynamic, constantly challenging programs, group workouts, and even nutritional consulting.
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