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Cable Standing Close Press

Exercise Profile

Body PartTriceps, Upper Arms
Primary MusclesTriceps Brachii
Secondary MusclesDeltoid Anterior, Pectoralis Major Clavicular Head, Pectoralis Major Sternal Head
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Introduction to the Cable Standing Close Press

The Cable Standing Close Press is a strength-building exercise that primarily targets the chest, triceps, and shoulder muscles, making it ideal for individuals looking to enhance upper body strength. It's suitable for both beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts due to its adjustable resistance level. This exercise is beneficial as it promotes muscle growth, improves posture, and can aid in enhancing performance in activities that require upper body strength.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Cable Standing Close Press

  • Take a step back from the machine to create tension in the cable, while keeping your feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent for stability.
  • Hold the handle close to your chest with your elbows bent, then press the handle straight out in front of you until your arms are fully extended.
  • Pause for a moment at the full extension, then slowly return the handle back to your chest in a controlled manner.
  • Repeat this movement for the desired amount of repetitions, ensuring to maintain proper form and control throughout the exercise.

Tips for Performing Cable Standing Close Press

  • **Correct Grip and Posture:** Grasp the handles with your palms facing each other and elbows bent at a 90-degree angle. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart and slightly bend your knees for stability. Maintain a straight back and engage your core throughout the exercise. Avoid rounding your shoulders or arching your back, as this can lead to injury and lessen the effectiveness of the workout.
  • **Controlled Movement:** Push the handles together in front of your chest, extending your arms fully but without locking your elbows. Then slowly return to the starting position. The movement should be controlled and smooth, not jerky or rushed. Rapid, uncontrolled movements can cause muscle strain and won't effectively target the intended muscle groups.
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Cable Standing Close Press FAQs

Can beginners do the Cable Standing Close Press?

Yes, beginners can do the Cable Standing Close Press exercise. However, it's important to start with a lighter weight to ensure proper form and avoid injury. It's also beneficial to have a trainer or experienced gym-goer demonstrate the exercise first to ensure you understand the correct movements. Always remember to warm up before starting any exercise and to gradually increase the weight as your strength improves.

What are common variations of the Cable Standing Close Press?

  • The Resistance Band Standing Close Press: This variation replaces the cable with a resistance band, which can be more portable and versatile.
  • The Seated Cable Close Press: This variation has you sitting down while performing the exercise, which can help isolate your chest muscles more effectively.
  • The Incline Cable Standing Close Press: This variation involves an incline bench, which changes the angle of the exercise and targets a different part of your chest muscles.
  • The Single-Arm Cable Standing Close Press: This variation involves using one arm at a time, which can help identify and correct any imbalances in strength between your two arms.

What are good complementing exercises for the Cable Standing Close Press?

  • Push-ups: Push-ups are a bodyweight exercise that, similar to the Cable Standing Close Press, work the chest, triceps, and shoulder muscles, and they can be done anywhere without the need for equipment.
  • Cable Crossover: This exercise complements the Cable Standing Close Press by also targeting the chest muscles but from different angles, which can help achieve a more balanced and complete chest development.

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