Cable Crossover

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Chest
Secondary Muscle(s) Shoulders
Equipment Cable
Emphasis Isolation
Type Push

Cable Crossover Instructions

  1. Arrange the pulleys so the attachment is positioned higher than your head. Grab and hold each of the pulley handles.
  2. Take a step forward with one foot to counterbalance. Your upper half should lean slightly forward from your waist. The elbows should have a slight bend to ensure the biceps are not stressed.
  3. Open your arms straight out to both sides in a wide curve until you feel a good chest stretch. 
  4. Bring your arms back into starting position using the same range of motion.
  5. After a quick pause at this initial position, repeat for desired reps.


  • The arms and torso should remain fixed with the movement ultimately happening at the joints of the shoulders.
  • Imagine you are hugging a tree.
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