Chest Cable Raise – Exercise of the Week
Our exercise of the week this week is the chest cable raise exercise. It uses the cable pulley machine to target the chest / pec muscles with a wide range of movement. This makes the muscles move in a motion that they would not normally in an everyday situation and therefore helps to build and tone your chest.
Chest Cable Raise
To begin, lower the pulleys on both sides of the cable machine to their lowest point. Set them both to a low weight to begin – as it is safer to start with a weight that you can comfortably manage until you are more familiar with the movement. Using the handle attachments, take a staggered stance (as can be seen in the picture above, the stagger stance sees you place one foot forward and having a slight bend in the knees).
When ready, raise both of the cables and drive them forward in front of your chest. You should feel this stretch in the chest as you raise the cables and push them forwards. Return the cables to the starting position but make sure to not let the weights meet the weight stack – the idea here is that you want them to remain fully in your control at every stage of the movement. Repeat this movement for the desired amount of repetitions and you are then able to enjoy it as another chest exercise to add into your workout routine.
Like with any exercise and gym equipment at Westpark Fitness, our fitness team are always happy and willing to help you. They can demonstrate how to complete them with proper form and guide you through the movements correctly to get the best benefit from each and every exercise.
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