How to Do
How to Do Standing Cable Chest Press With Split Stance
The standing cable chest press with split stance should begin with a good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the standing cable chest press with split stance.
Beginning Cable Chest Press
1. Place your feet flat on the floor and lie down on a level seat.
2. To squeeze your shoulders into the bench, pull them down and back.
3. With your palms facing forward and your thumbs wrapped around the handle, hold two dumbbells.
4. Slowly and carefully lower the dumbbells just wider than your mid-chest on an inhale.
5. Touch the dumbbells to your chest gently.
Cable Chest Press Movement
1. Start off in a position facing the opposite of the cables.
2. You will be in a staggered stance with one foot planted behind you, and one foot extended directly in front of you. Your legs should be about 2 feet apart from each other with about a 6-inch gap between them.
3. Stand tall with your head in a neutral position facing straight away.
4. Grabbing both cables so that your palms face down, the starting position will have both of your arms bent at your elbows in a 90 degree angle to your sides and up by your head.
5. From here press forward simultaneously with both arms so that they are both extended before you.
6. Bring your arms back slowly to the starting position and repeat for repetitions.
Cable Chest Press Benefits
The cable chest press promotes balance and stability by strengthening your core muscles. You can do it one arm at a time, varying the height of each push to target different parts of your chest. If you don't have a cable machine, use resistance bands.