Incline Cable Fly

Incline Cable Fly

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

Incline Cable Fly Instructions

  • Place an incline bench in the center of the cables.
  • Set the pulleys at the lowest level possible.
  • Grab a handle in each hand and lay back on the incline bench with your hands together over your face for the initial position. 
  • Press the handles above you. 
  • The elbows are slightly bent.
  • Open your arms out to both sides in a wide curve (semicircular motion).
    • Don't go beyond your normal range-of-motion or at/below your chest.
    • You should feel a strong stretch in your chest musculature.
  • Using your chest musculature, bring your arms back to the starting position using the same range of motion (semicircle) as the eccentric.


  • The arms should remain slightly bent throughout the movement. The arms are a lever between the chest and the handles.
  • The focus of this exercise should be on the stretching and contraction of the chest musculature and should be done at a controlled pace.
  • Refrain from pushing the weight up in a triangular motion.
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