How To Use A Cable Machine With Confidence
If you’re not using your gym’s cable machine — or if you’re only using it for a couple of specific arm exercises — you’re really missing out. Cable machines, with their multifaceted pulley systems, are a fantastic tool for any strength training routine, allowing you to go through a wide range of movements, working every part of your body, while easily adjusting the weight and resistance, all of which makes it just as useful for beginners as for dedicated gym rats.
Interested, but not sure where to begin? Don’t sweat. From chest presses using the single stirrup handle attachment to French presses using the triceps handle, and from kneeling cable crunches to single-leg hip abductions, there’s a wide variety of exercises you can do. Truly, you can get a full body workout with nothing but the cable machine! This handy infographic lists 21 of them, broken down by body part and with details on which attachment to use, plus images to help you ensure you’re doing each move correctly.