Cable Exercise Videos

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Why should you include the Cable Exercise Videos into your Workout Regimen?

Cable Machine

First of all, there can be some confusion when talking about 'cable exercises'. If you are new to the gym and fitness equipment you may think 'cable exercises' are all exercises using weight machines that have a cable but this is not the case.

Ask anyone who has regularly attended a gym at one point of their life or someone who is familiar with gym lingo and they will describe 'cable exercises' as exercises on free cable pulley machines commonly called cable crossovers and now new Free Motion Equipment.

When you do cable exercises they feel a lot more like free weight exercises than exercise on selectorized machines. In fact, if you incorporate these cable exercise videos in your workout regimen you will benefit in very much the same ways as you would from free weights (dumbbells and barbells). Any adjustable cable set-up which allows you to at the very least select a high or low cable will enable you to do most of these exercises.

While cable exercises have a very similar motion to all other forms of exercises, there are subtle differences. Knowing the primary differences will shorten your learning curve when trying new cable exercises in your workout program.

Cable Exercises vs. Free Weights

The resistance from free weights is completely dependent on gravity. The force of gravity is always pulling the weights straight down towards the floor. This means for exercising with free weights your body is always at the mercy of the weights meaning exercises always involve you moving in certain positions to target specific muscles.

With cables, the resistance is still coming from the force of gravity, but this ends at the weight stack as the cables and pulleys allow you more freedom of motion as you can position yourself in various positions in relation to the cables. Unlike dumbbells which can rest certain positions with little or no resistance, with cables as soon as you pull or push the cable to raise the weight stack, you will always have equal resistance going through the full range of motion.

Cable Exercises vs. Resistance Bands

You will notice a similarity between these cable exercise videos and those from resistance bands. The cable and resistance both allow you to have more control over your body position in relation to the resistance as opposed to free weights. The primary difference between bands and cables is the cable pulley provides equal resistance throughout the range of motion while the resistance from the bands due to its elastic properties always increases as you increase range of motion. You may want to check out our Bodylastics review if you're looking for a great set of tubes for effective home workouts.

 

Cable Exercises for the Chest
Cable Decline Chest Press
cable decline chest press
Cable Chest Fly
cable chest fly
Cable Multi Press
cable iso multi press
Cable Push Pull
cable push pull
Cable Multi Push Pull
Incline Purvis Press
Incline purvis press
Cable Chest Press
cable chest press
Low Cable Stability Ball Chest Fly
 

 

Cable Exercises for the Back
Multi Grip Lat Pulldowns
3 Grip Lat PUlldowns
Straight Arm Pulldowns
straight arm pulldowns
Squat and Rows (Low Cable Row)
Squat And Row
Cable Multi Push Pull
cable multiple press pull
Dual BOSU Squat Row
Dual bosu Squat with Cable Rows
Cable Push Pull
cable push pull
BOSU Squat Row
Bosu Squat Row
Killer Lat Superset
Killer Lat Superset
 

 

Biceps & Deltoid Cable Exercises
Seated Dual Cable Curls
Seated Dual Cable Curls
Low Cable Reverse Curls
Low Cable Reverse Curls
Cable Concentration Curls
Low Cable Concentration Curls
Lying Dual Cable Curls
Lying Dual Cable Curls
  Low Cable Front Deltoid Raises
Low Cable Front Deltoid Raises

 

Cable Exercises for the Triceps Muscle
Low Cable Triceps Kickbacks
Low Cable Triceps Kickbacks
Cable Bar Triceps Extensions
Cable Bar Triceps Extensions
Cable Alternating Triceps Extensions
Cable Alternating Triceps Extensions
Stability Ball Cable Bar Lying French Press
Stability Ball Cable Tri Ext
Overhead Cable Bar Triceps Extension
Overhead Cable Bar Triceps Extension
Straight Arm Pulldowns
Straight Arm Pulldowns
Multiple Triceps Extensions (Triceps Finisher - Rope)
Multiple Triceps Extensions
   

 

Obliques & Core Cable Free Exercise Videos
Alternating High Cable Bar Wood Chops
Alternating High Cable Bar Wood Chops
Cable Gravediggers (Low to High Torso Twist)
Cable Reverse Wood Chop Gravediggers
Cable Push Pull
cable-push-pull
Total Gym Torso Twist
Total Gym Torso Twist
Total Gym Twisting Rows
Total Gym Twisting Rows
Total Gym Twisting Iso High Rows (iso lateral = 1 side at a time)
total gym twisting high rows
Cable Wood Chops
Cable Wood Chops
High Cable Bar Wood Chops
high cable bar wood chops
Cable Multi Push Pull
cable-multi-push-pulls

 

Cable Exercises for the Abs & Forearms
Cable Sit Ups
cable sit ups
Cable Forearms Killer
Bosu Squat Row

 

 

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Read Our Unbiased Review of Bodylastics Resistance Bands
Resistance bands can produce the same motions typical of these cable exercise videos. Read the review of the most popular cheap home gym consisting entirely of resistance bands which you can take anywhere similar to the TRX from fitness anywhere.

 

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