You don’t necessarily need to use a barbell to build an impressive upper body. Here is a list of 9 cable exercises for a massive chest.
Considered by many the best overall and well-rounded chest exercise, the barbell bench press is a must if you want to develop your chest. However, the key to keep building bigger and stronger muscles is to work them in varying ways periodically. This is when the cable machine can help you tremendously.
Check his list and maybe add a few of these cable exercises for a massive chest next time you hit the gym. At the end of this page, you can check out Ulisses’ video for specific tips and how to perform correctly each movement.
If you are a beginner, Ulisses recommends doing 3 sets of each exercise in the rep range of 10 to 12. If you are more advanced, you can do 4-5 sets and range your reps between 10 to 15.
1. Chest Press
Well, well, well. If the bench press is the best exercise for the chest, you can perform this with the cable machine as well and perhaps make it the best and most important in this list of cable machine exercises for a massive chest.
Perform like you would a bench press but with cable.
2. Decline Cable Press
To hit your lower chest, this is the go-to exercise.
3. Incline Cable Press
Some movement, different muscles. This one creates bigger tension on your upper chest.
4. Incline Flyes
5. Cable Flys
6. Cable Pullovers
7. Chest-Support Flys
8. Cable close press
9. Cable Crossovers
If you want to know how to use cable crossover on your workout, click here.
Combo Finisher 1
- Kneeling High Cable Fly
- Kneeling Low Cable Fly
Combo Finisher 2
- Unilateral ground fly