Best Cable Chest Exercises
Now that we have a clear comprehension of the anatomy of the chest muscles, we can classify cable chest exercises based on the specific area of the pectorals they focus on. Therefore, the following list is separated into sections with cable exercises that target the middle, upper, and lower chest.
Mid-Pec Cable Chest Exercises
As you know, exercises where you extend your arms straight in front of your body are best for working the mid-chest. These exercises include cable chest presses and flies.
1. Standing Cable Chest Press
Here’s a great exercise to work your mid-pectorals called the standing cable chest press. However, this exercise requires more stability and control than a standard bench press due to the standing position.
To do the standing cable press, adjust the pulleys to shoulder level, hold a handle in each hand, and step forward to put the cables under tension. Next, press straight out until your arms are fully extended.
It’s important to note that this exercise is most effective on a narrow cable machine rather than a wide one.