This is an effective chest muscle exercise mainly used for developing shape and toning the outer edges of the chest. Cables are essential for a well-rounded chest and this exercise is one of the best.
Aside from building strong chest muscles, this exercise helps you build the muscles around and supporting the chest. For the exercise you will need gym cable pulls and one separate handle for each cable. The cables must pull from the bottom up.
Grab a handle in each hand and take a step forward until you feel tension in the chest muscles. Your palms should be facing down, this is your starting position. Slightly bend your elbows and pull upwards and forward bringing your hands together to meet in front of your chest. Your hands should now be facing up. Hold this position for 2 seconds then slowly return to the starting position.
Beginners shouldn’t add any more weight than the pre-determined first level weight on the pull cable machine. Repeat for 3 sets, 10 reps each. Reps and sets can be increased over time.
The arms should not be extended straight when performing this exercise to protect the shoulder tendons and to focus on the main target which is the chest muscles. It should also be done slowly and with concentration to stimulate muscle response.