The great thing about using cables when doing your chest exercises is that you can keep greater muscle tension on that chest throughout the entire movement, thus eliciting better overall gains.
By using an incline bench, you’ll be adjust the angle in which the chest is being worked and help ensure maximum stress is placed on that inner chest muscle.
- 1Place a bench in the middle of a double-sided cable machine
- 2Adjust the bench to an incline, 45-degree angle
- 3Grab both handles and lie down on the bench comfortably
- 4Keep the arms above the chest with elbows slightly bent
- 5Puff up the chest slightly, then open up the arms and stretch the pectoral muscles
- 6Explode on the way up, closing the arms and contracting the chest
Focus on squeezing the cables together as you perform this movement and avoid taking the arms too far down on the decent or you’ll lose the tension being placed on the chest muscle.
Avoid going too heavy on this one or you’ll be calling your biceps and shoulders into play.
We just want the focus to be on the chest muscle only.
Aim for 15 reps per set.