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Cable Crossover

Exercise Machine / Beginner
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
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How to do the Cable Crossover - Learn Proper Cable Crossover Form

  1. Step 1: To get into the starting position for the exercise, place pulleys in position above your head and select the resistance that will be used. Hold one pulley in each hand.
  2. Step 2: Move forward in an imaginary straight line between the pulleys while pulling your arms together in front of you. You should be be slightly bent forward from your waist. This is the starting position for the exercise.
  3. Step 3: Bend your elbows slightly and extend your arms to your sides in a wide arc. Continue performing this movement until you feel a stretch in your chest. Inhale while you do so. Tip: Keep in mind that throughout the movement, the arms and torso should remain stationary; the movement should only occur at the shoulder joint.
  4. Step 4: Bring your arms back to the starting position as you exhale. Be sure to use the same arc you used to lower the weights.
  5. Step 5: Hold your position for a second when you reach the starting position and repeat the movement for the desired number of reps.

Cable Crossover Variations and Cable Crossover Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Change the position where your arms meet in front of you.

Cable Crossover Tips

  1. Tip 1: Your arms and torso should remain stationary throughout the exercise. Your shoulder joint should be the only part of your body that moves.

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Cable Crossover Muscles Worked

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Cable Crossover Equipment

Cable Crossover Training Details

The cable crossover is a exercise machine exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders.

The only cable crossover equipment that you really need is the following: cable machine. There are however many different cable crossover variations that you can try out that may require different types of cable crossover equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper cable crossover form is easy with the step by step cable crossover instructions, cable crossover tips, and the instructional cable crossover technique video on this page. The cable crossover is a pull exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the cable crossover video, learn how to do the cable crossover, and then be sure and browse through the cable crossover workouts on our workout plans page!

Cable Crossover Sports

Cable Crossover Force Type: Pull
Cable Crossover Mechanics Type: Isolation
1 Review
  • AaronV
    over 3 years ago #

    A good alternative to a dumbbell fly.