Cable Pull Through

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Glutes
Secondary Muscle(s) Lower Back, Hamstrings
Equipment Cable
Emphasis Compound
Type Pull

Cable Pull Through Instructions

  • Set the cable attachment to the lowest setting & attach a rope handle.
  • Be in a strong position lifting position: knees flexed, core and glutes activated, chest up, and shoulders back. 
  • Stand overtop the handles and face away from the attachment,
  • Grab the handles and walk forward till there is enough tension in the cable to perform the exercise..
    • The weight is off the stack.
  • Bend/hinge slowly at the hips while maintaining slight flex in your knees.
    • The cable will be pulling the attachment behind you.
  • Your core is remaining tight and back flat throughout the movement.
  • At the bottom position, utilize your hamstrings and glutes to return to the starting position.
  • Squeeze your glutes at the top.


  • Your glutes and hamstrings are handling the load. Your arms are passive throughout the movement.
  • Your spine and neck remain neutral throughout the movement.
  • Imagine pushing your glutes back to initiate the exercise.
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